What if your child does not want to get a job when they are older?

@kgwat70 (13396)
United States
November 12, 2006 7:44am CST
What would you do if when they are old enough to work, that they do not want to get a job or do work? Would you charge them rent to stay home with you or have a long talk with them or something else that you can think of?
3 responses
• Singapore
12 Nov 06
i will try to talk to them and 'reason' with them. if that does not work, then i will stop all allowance and ask them to pay rent and monthly allowance to me for food. ;0)
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@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
12 Nov 06
I definitely agree with you on all of those things. Talking to them would definitely be first. I would charge them rent to stay home. Even though i was working when I was younger, my parents charged me rent to live with them til I got my own place.
@msqtech (15226)
• United States
13 Nov 06
smart you must be prepared for them to leave as well
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• United States
14 Nov 06
I agree with your response. They need to learn this before going off on their own. If they won't go and get a job on their own we need to try to persuade/motivate them to do so.
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@msqtech (15226)
• United States
13 Nov 06
charge rent and utilities plus make them cook and buy food
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@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
13 Nov 06
yes it is good to prepare your children to when they start living on their own and taking care of themselves.
@mcmomss (2601)
• United States
12 Nov 06
As long as they're in school it wouldn't bother me, even if it was college. I think their education should come first. If they graduated or didn't want to go to college, I would want them to get a job.
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@kgwat70 (13396)
• United States
12 Nov 06
Another good point. Their education is very important, though they could possibly do some small job or very part time work while in school.