I'm curious if there is a name for adult children who take advantage of their aging parents (and of course their Parents are enabling the behavior). It appears the parents are a little afraid of their grown children. It is hard to watch sometimes. It seems to be happening more and more especially with sons. Isn't their any personal pride left with these "grown" men?Two neighbors of mine have adult sons who have either moved into the main house and the parent moved into the basement suite OR the adult son has moved into a shack in the backyard with his girlfriend and her kid. Both of them work and make good money, they do nothing for their parents or to help out on the property. They use their parents tools, cars, food, etc. one has their aging Mother do their laundry. One son speaks disrespectful toward his Father, like a bully.It puzzles me. It is so much more than the Peter Pan syndrome. I know one of the Fathers told me his wife spoiled the Son and he was the apple of her eye. Those are just two instances that are near me. I know of a least several other grown sons and one grown Daughter that are doing the same.I certainly was raised different than that. Thats probably why it puzzles me and I think the syndrome must have a name, other than mooch. ??????? Helen
(and of course their Parents are enabling the behavior).
On walking into a local senior citizens club here a huge sign smacks you in the face.it reads:Be nice to your children, one day they will choose your rest home. Very appropriate for some parents I think