The War on Empty Nest Syndrome.

Credit the Democrats for this exciting new development in mental health issues. Parents having problems with their kids moving out and leaving them alone? Easily solved: make it so that they can’t move out.

WASHINGTON – Faced with limited job options, many young adults are turning to an old standby to weather the recession: moving back in with mom and dad.

Nearly 1 in 7 parents with grown children say they had a “boomerang kid” move back home in the past year, according to a study released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center. In a turnabout in the rite of passage in which a college graduate finds a job and an apartment, many are returning to their parents’ empty nests because of tight finances or as they pursue an advanced degree.

Brilliant. (H/T: Instapundit)

Moe Lane

“Boomerang kids?” Ye gods and little fishes.