Adult Family Project in the News


Century Lives: Place Matters
Century Lives Podcast


Should You Charge Your Adult Child Rent To Live At Home?

There Is No Roadmap For The Longest Phase of Parenthood
The Atlantic

Empty Nesters Embrace Carpe-Diem Attitude
The Wall Street Journal

‘Parents Are Always in the Parent Role’: When Adult Children Move Home in Crisis
The Wall Street Journal


The Most Awkward Part of Living With Your Parents as an Adult
The Atlantic

How Technology Can Help Seniors Beat Loneliness and Isolation
The Washington Post

The Pandemic Prompted Them to Return Home –– Now They’re Staying
Wall Street Journal

The Unspoken Wedge Between Parents and Grandparents
The Atlantic


The Benefits of Talking to Strangers
The New York Times

The New Boomerang Kids Could Change American Views of Living at Home
The Atlantic

Why Older People Might Suffer Most, Post-Pandemic
Rolling Stone

Don’t Lump Seniors Together on Coronavirus. Older People Aren’t All the Same.
USA Today

The Digital Generation Gap
Psychology Today


The Generation Gap Over Church at Christmas
The Wall Street Journal

How Parents Can Stay Close to Grown-Up Children
The New York Times

At What Age Do You Meet Your Best Friend?
The Wall Street Journal

The Surprising Boost You Get From Strangers
The Wall Street Journal

Baby Boomers and the Art of Parenting Adult Kids
The Wall Street Journal

Young Adulthood in America: Children Are Grown, but Parenting Doesn’t Stop
The New York Times

UT Austin launches Texas Aging & Longevity Center
Life & Letters

With silver tsunami coming, UT opens center on aging longevity

Being socially active helps older people age well

New UT study says being more social helps older adults live longer
CBS Austin



There’s No Innocent Way to Ask Your Son or Daughter About Grandkids
The Atlantic

How casual daily interactions protect your health
The Washington Post

Kids Really Are Closer to Their Maternal Grandparents, According to Expert
Good Housekeeping

The Maternal Grandparent Advantage
The New York Times



Here’s good news for older people considering online dating

What Online Dating Profiles Say About Our View of Aging
The Wall Street Journal

How to Thrive in an Empty Nest 
The New York Times

Celebrity deaths in 2016 reflect troubling mortality trends 
Dallas News



Reaching out to people during the holidays still matters
Dallas News

When Neighbors are Family: Generations who live together – or next door
The Buzz Magazines

New Thinking on Empty Nests and Boomerang Kids

Karen Fingerman: Why it’s OK for grown children to move back home
The Dallas Morning News 

Keeping the Lines of Communication Open With Millennials

What Aging Parents Want From Their Kids
The Atlantic

It Wouldn’t Kill You to Call Your Parents More, Says Science


Giga-grandparents : UT gets millions to arm seniors with tech so they can test age-old hypothesis
Austin Business Journal 

Study Examines Seniors’ Social Lives and Health
UT Austin News – College of Natural Sciences 

In Cleveland, Young and Old Keep Tempo of Life
The New York Times

In Defense of the Digital Umbilical Cord

Communication is key when dealing with aging parents
The Atlantic


Why Everything You Think About Aging May Be Wrong
The Wall Street Journal

Some Millenials–And Their Parents–Are Slow to Cut the Cord

Parents, the Children Will Be Fine. Spend Their Inheritance Now.
The New York Times

Mother’s Day: Mom still rules when it comes to taking care of the kids, but dads are getting closer
Monitor on Psychology

How to Be a Better Son or Daughter
Scientific American


Three Ways To Kick Back This Holiday to Surge Ahead

Narcissism in the News: Who Becomes Self-Centered, and Why?
Psychology Today

The Myth of the Helicopter Parent
Psychology Today


Helicopter Parents and Landing Pad Kids: Intense Parental Support of Grown Children
Journalist’s Resource

Helicopter Parents – Helping Adult Kids or Taking Over?
USA Today

The Ups and Downs of Being An Empty-Nester
The Washington Post

You Can Go Home Again
The New York Times

Families Are Changing, But Still Key to Happiness
US News & World Report

How to Find Happiness on Social Networks
US News & World Report

Why Good Friends Make You Happy
US News & World Report


What Is It About 20-Somethings?
The New York Times

Problem Children Torment Parents Even After They Grow Up

One Troubled Adult Child a Drag on Parents’ Mental Health
Bloomberg Businessweek: HealthDay

When adult children fail, parents suffer too
CNN Health

Rent-a-Friend: People Value No-Strings-Attached Acquaintances
ABC News/Technology

Mother-Daughter Relationships


Playing Favorites: Parents Still Involved After Children are Grown
Science Daily


Is Empty-Nest Syndrome Nothing but an Empty Myth?
U.S. News: Health


Parents’ Relationship with Adult Children Improves with Aging: Study
Thaindian News


‘I Love My Parents’: How close families balance intimacy and independence
Wall Street Journal