should parents continue to finance their children after the children are 18?

Canada
January 19, 2007 7:16am CST
what do you think? im 24y/0 but i live with my parents and i help them also on some expences. I notice some parents continue to finance their children. On your opinion should parent continue to finance their children?
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4 responses
@wmaharper (2316)
• United States
19 Jan 07
I think it depends on the situation. If you are going to shcool and trying to make ends meet while paying for tuition, I thinkit's fine for parents to help out if they want to and if they can. but I hate to see parents allowing thier kids to sit at home all day long and continue to mooch off of them long after they have graduated.
@lynninky (491)
• United States
19 Jan 07
I do not believe in being the kids maid.They can move back in for needed to get back on feets.I would never take money from them for staying with me.if it would help me to spend more time with the child that would be great but never would one sit here in my home and not let me in it's room or not want to talk to me. I see this all the time and those people take it.Yes, In some cases some people call those kids check babies.People long ago always called kids that were the families was on checks and got extra gov help.Now it also allows to so of the kids because of child support.In most cases some families draw little money but some draw a lot of money each month.these are the parents that are good with money, the kids ask for something they get it. Of they are not good with money they find it somewhere, pawn something. these kids are so use to living each month waiting on the mother to say we got the check today. thats the only time they get up to do anything besides play around. There are some rich families that the kids stay home.Most of the rich families will buy or rent a place for the kids to get them out of the house. Mostly it is those poor check drawers that can't get rid of the kids. Some of those women who get child support and turns the check over to the child instead of taking care of the money and getting what the child needed.you have a two income family these days with $8000.00 a year extra for child support. those kids are not going to know how to do things for themself. They are some use to sitting back for the easy life. if in school yes but not if they was going to make a living out of going to school.lol
• United States
19 Jan 07
i think it depends on the situation. If my daughter were still a good girl. Has tried her hardest to get her life straight? has the same respect for me she has growing up. of course I would. But it is how I would do it. I would never charge her rent for one. This is my responsibility. I would have her put a certain amount away for her housing. she would have to go in on the electric,and food. The rest is common sense. Now if she had a man around sleeping with him and all that. heck no she would have to make him help her out. She won't live with me and let him use her up. You play, you pay.
@manong05 (5029)
• Philippines
19 Jan 07
the need for financing depends on so many factors. Are the children still going to school? Have they finished schooling and are capable of doing jobs to earn money but just choose to remain idle and be a burden to the parents? Are they working students? I think the parents are in the much better position to answer this question. For some maybe it's something like an on and off thing, depending on the capability of the children to work and find a decent job.
@usman400 (1587)
• Pakistan
19 Jan 07
this thing should be left to parents, because they better know what to do with it, generally boys will want to get a job as soon as they grow up 18