Do you expect your children to support you when you get old?

United States
June 11, 2007 10:29pm CST
I'm worried that I won't be able to support myself when I get older. But, there's no way I would ever burden my daughter with my financial problems. If she chose to give me money, then I'd accept it. But, I know that by doing so, I'd be imposing on her. Even though she's only three years old now, I am sure that she will want a life and family of her own when she grows up. She doesn't need me hanging around asking for a hand-out. But, not everyone feels the same. Some parents actually expect their grown children to support them. Do you think this is fair? Or, is it the right thing to do, as pay back for the sacrifices that the parents made?
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@portugirl (108)
• Singapore
12 Jun 07
Here in Asia, it is almost expected that the children have to support their aging parents or at least help out. I don't think however, that I would expect my children to give me anything and that is why my husabnd and I are already thinking about how to plan for retirement. It is a tough thing(and depressing!) to do when you are only in your thirties but I guess it has got to be done.
@ctrymuziklvr (11059)
• United States
12 Jun 07
I don't so much expect it as I know that my kids will be there for me when I need them to be. I hope I will never be a burden to them.