London, Feb 8 : A research by a parents' charity has revealed that children who stay at home into adulthood may strain family life to a great extent.
These students mainly comprise of those pupils who come back home after university, usually burdened with debt and also there are those who do not go and stick on even in their 30s.
Because of the presence of such adult children, the drawing rooms often transform into battlefields, with increasing physical and verbal aggression.
The charity, called Parentline Plus, claimed that it gets more than 10,000 calls every year from worried patients regarding conflicts with their adult offspring.
"Our home became a war ground of constant arguments about alcohol misuse, bad language and lack of respect for us and our home by our son," the Telegraph quoted a caller, as telling the charity's 24-hour helpline.
It was found in a recent study that the percentage of young adults returning home has increased from 25 percent in the 1950s to 46 percent.
The Parentline Plus report recommends the government to provide the parents with more information about benefits, grants and training opportunities.
"We urge other agencies to consider how to inform and support parents, particularly those who are caring for vulnerable young adults or where conflict is threatening to destroy family life," said Dorit Braun, chief executive of Parentline Plus.