What age should parents ask their kids to move out?

@krysy1982 (1042)
United States
November 26, 2006 9:07pm CST
When do you think?
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@Smclin1 (325)
• United States
27 Nov 06
I doubt I could ever ask my kids to move out. My oldest moved out a few months ago and I miss her so much.
@krysy1982 (1042)
• United States
27 Nov 06
i agree with you
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@242238 (501)
• China
28 Nov 06
You are a good mother
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@luskas (3430)
• Portugal
27 Nov 06
I think the parents shouldn´t never ask his kids to move along unless they want to get out of their parents house
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@krysy1982 (1042)
• United States
27 Nov 06
I agree under certain circumstances.
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@kain555 (595)
• Romania
27 Nov 06
after they finish college
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@krysy1982 (1042)
• United States
27 Nov 06
I guess that would be a good time What if thay won't go to college?
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@blueman (16516)
• India
27 Nov 06
i think most parents prefer staying with their kids. even if they are working having family.
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@krysy1982 (1042)
• United States
27 Nov 06
That sounds about right
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@kids91911 (4366)
• United States
27 Nov 06
I don't think it is about age I think it is about when you think they are ready.
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@krysy1982 (1042)
• United States
27 Nov 06
I agree with you
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@amy0214 (1513)
• United States
27 Nov 06
I am 26 and still live with my dad. But I pay my part of the bills.
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@krysy1982 (1042)
• United States
27 Nov 06
It is good you help with bills. I know people that old who help their parents with the bills.
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• United States
27 Nov 06
It truly is a personal decision on both the parents and the children's part. Some kids are ready to leave then nest sooner than others. My youngest daughter moved out on her 17th birthday. My oldest when she was in college. My sons lived with their father from the time they were nearly 16 until they moved out on their own after they turned 18.
@krysy1982 (1042)
• United States
27 Nov 06
thanks for responding
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• United States
28 Nov 06
I think our culture allows us to mooch off our folks way too much - but it's also a competitive job market for a generation who wants to do what they love and have the easy life...
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@joshdale08 (2325)
• Philippines
28 Nov 06
never! we belong to a culture where the children can stay with the parents for as long as they want, even if they're already married. if and when they want to move out, that's a different story and it will still depend on a lot of factors, like if they're of age already and whether they're financially capable. call me nurturing or call me spoonfeeding, i don't care. i'm having my kids with me for as long as i can help it.
@krysy1982 (1042)
• United States
28 Nov 06
My kids are 6 and under I was just curious
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• Philippines
28 Nov 06
sorry, didn't mean to come on strong. he, he. it's just that the subject of children is very close to my heart, in fact, it's about the only topic where i can discuss lenghtily and fluently. if only there's a job that pays just for being a mother..... he, he. no, seriously, i dread to think of the time when my kids will want to move out already. i have 3, the eldest being 10, 2nd, 9 and the youngest and only girl, 4.
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@krysy1982 (1042)
• United States
28 Nov 06
I completely understand where you are coming from. I just wanted everyone to know I wasn't planning on it
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• United States
28 Nov 06
i believe that its up to the kids and not their parents... the child has their own destiny not their parents..
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@krysy1982 (1042)
• United States
30 Nov 06
its their parents house so i think it is up to the parents thanks for the response
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• Philippines
28 Nov 06
personally, i dont like that set up..i want my kid to be with ..for moving out, i think f u see ur kid ready enough to finance his needs..or if he is mature enough and financially stable (regardless of age)..in USA at the age of 18 children allowed to work and support their self..in ur family setting u can apply that too but dont ask ur child to move out...as for me, i valued family bonding..thats why filipinos are very popular for family oriented people.
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@krysy1982 (1042)
• United States
28 Nov 06
I agree with you thank you for your response
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@cikedo (3487)
• United States
28 Nov 06
My parents are letting me stay until I'm done with college, but I highly doubt I'll stay that long. Anyways, I think that as long as they are pulling their weight around the house and possibly paying a little rent they should be able to stay for a couple of years after high school.
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@krysy1982 (1042)
• United States
28 Nov 06
that's good
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@rbevan (308)
• United States
28 Nov 06
I think by 25 or 26 they should be gone. Of course if they ever got into a bad situation - they could also come back for a little until they get their feet on the ground. Not more then 6 months for sure though.
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@krysy1982 (1042)
• United States
28 Nov 06
I agree with you
• Canada
27 Nov 06
20
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@krysy1982 (1042)
• United States
27 Nov 06
thanks for the response
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@soldenski (2504)
• United States
28 Nov 06
When they finish school, I believe my work is done, atleast in supporting them.
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@krizz420 (4389)
• Canada
28 Nov 06
I think kids should be put out around 18-20 just so they can start relying on themselfs and see how the world works. I would never kick mine out but when they reach that age they will have to move for abit at least to see what lifes all about on their own.
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• United States
28 Nov 06
I think it really depends on the child. I will never ask them to move out. but if they are not in school then I will ask them to at least pay a little rent. I would more than likely put it away and when they do move out I would have a little extra to give them when they come hoe with there hand out. Wich will more than likely happen.
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@beckyomg1 (6761)
• United States
28 Nov 06
i think that it all depends, if they are not out by 20 then i think that would be the age
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• United States
28 Nov 06
Probably between the age of 25-33? Parents are suppose to get a little alone time once they raise their children.
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@nmw2005 (1198)
• United States
28 Nov 06
it depends.
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