"Adult kids in the wild could benefit from staying home as long as possible," says Karen Bales, professor of psychology and a scientist at CNPRC.
Shacking with parents well into adulthood is fairly common around the world. In fact, looking after adult kids also extends across species. And although letting mom and dad feed you and house you rent-free may seem alluring, is it healthy for an adult (human or animal) to remain, well, a child? A closer look at several critters' parenting styles and behaviors could perhaps provide insight into our own parenting choices.