by Stacey Julien/ www.aarp.com You thought you were long done with the day-to-day [catering to your child’s needs](https://www.aarp.org/relationships/family/info-09-2010/how-to-raise-your-adult-children.html). When Junior flew the coop, it was supposed to be, well, for good. But after a [rough patch in the adult world](https://www.aarp.org/relationships/friends-family/info-12-2011/at-risk-adult-child.html), he’s suddenly back on your couch, his size 12s on your coffee table, planning another night out instead of a way out of your house. Sigh …. You may find some comfort in knowing that you’re part of a growing trend of [boomerang kids](https://www.aarp.org/relationships/parenting/info-10-2010/adult_children_move_back_home_tips.html), and that the recession is much to blame for it. [Multigeneration households](https://www.aarp.org/home-garden/housing/info-05-2009/wo05_intergen.html) have increased significantly over the past five years. According to a survey by the Pew Research Center last December, three in 10 parents of adult children (29 percent) report that the [economy forced their grown child](https://www.aarp.org/relationships/parenting/info-2006/kids_afloat.html) to move back in with them in the past few years. Adults age 25 to 34 are among the most likely to be living in [multigenerational households](https://www.aarp.org/home-garden/housing/info-05-2009/wo05_intergen.html).