I live in a small town that has many Russian and Hispanic families all living together and sharing in the mortgage/rent and food/energy bills. It seems to really work for them and everyone in the family is very close. I have three children, one 22 year old son, one 20 year old son and one 16 yr old daughter. My oldest son is about to move back in, in order to save money but will be helping out with bills and food around here. The 20 yr old son never moved out and is happy to stay and pay some rent and do general repair work. I guess my question is this: Is it wrong to let them stay even though I enjoy having them here or should I be pushing them out of the nest? I was raised to be independent and was told I couldn't come home again unless my house burned down or I was abused. I've never told my kids they had to leave but did encourage them to live on their own. It's just hard for the younger generation to make ends meet these days. Anyone else have older kids still living at home?