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My son is 17 and a senior in high school. He is diagnosed with ADHD, anxiety and depression. I know that he needs to keep living at home until he makes a decision about what he wants to do with his life. I told him to take his time, graduate high school, get a job and come up with a plan. I think he is feeling the pressure to figure it all out now and it is causing him undue stress. I knew years ago that he would need to be home longer than most children. And he will probably return home several times after he has moved out. I think the best path for him is to take a gap year or two with just a job. He has never even had a real job before. I have tried to keep his life as stress free as I could and maybe I spoiled him too much. Either way, I did the best I could do for him at the time and all I can do is hope for the best for the future!