ANSWERS: 30
  • Yes if they love their kids if they really need to help them then definitely.
  • Only if they continue with education, otherwise I say get a job and good luck. I'll support my kids until they are on their feet with which ever path they decide to take.
  • I dont see anything wrong with it. I will support my kids for as long as they need it (as long as they dont become a bum ofc).
  • Nope, they are ADULTS and should be responsible in financing themselves.
  • It depends. If the 18 y/o is going to school & working PT but still needs money to make ends meet, then yes. If they are not doing anything to try & better themselves, then no. I have a 25 y/o step daughter still living at home & she's moving out in 3 weeks, but she said that she might come back home if it doesn't work out with her BF. I told her that she's not coming back. We have been paying for her car problems because she cannot manage her money. She needs to learn that when no one is there to support her anymore, then she will have to make sacrifices. No more panties from Victoria Secrets...go to Wal-Mart. No more sushi...try Spaghettios. If you accommodate them being slackers, they will never leave. If they are working & going to college & showing some responsibility, then helping them out financially is helping them...& you.
  • I think that if parents truly love their kids and want them to succeed, they would. Especially since nowadays, college and living arrangements costs so much. My parents have already planned to cut me off on the exact day of my 18th birthday.
  • I think if the child is willing to work or attend college, there is nothing wrong with helping them until they reach independence. It takes some time to build up the money and skills to do it all on their own. However, if the 'young adult' refuses to got to school or get a job, it would be counterproductive for all involved to go along with this.
  • Yes in some cases - if they are responsible and doing what is good for their future - why not help them out
  • I suppose if the parent is acting as a manager or agent or if it's a profit-making proposition...OK. Otherwise, it's time for the 18 yr old to fly solo.
  • That depends entirely on the family and what works best for them. One family I know refused to help support one adult child who was not in school and did not work while another lived with them rent free while working 50+hours a week to save up for school. The parents did what they thought was best for each child and quite frankly, I think they made some good choices. My husabnd and I have multiple savings accounts for our children if they decide to go to school or something else to better thier lives and would be more than happy to support them while they do so. Is it fair to be the one to decide what is best? Likely no, but it's the way it works.
  • No, unless the child is in full time education. In those circumstances it would be very helpful if the parents can afford to help.
  • Under special circumstances (such as mental or physical illness or limitations), yes. Otherwise, heck no. I was out on my own at 18, and although my parents helped on occasion if I was short due to lack of work and not lack of effort, I was otherwise solely responsible for myself.
  • I'm 18 years old, and now I'm learning very fast the value of a dollar! I have a full-time job, but my family and I cannot come up with the money to send me to college yet... I'm looking into a career in the Navy, but its been taking a long time for me to talk to the recruiter (either he doesn't pick up the phone, or I'm at work when its would be a good time to call!) Anyways, right now, I'm living at home, but at the end of the month, I intend to chip in about $150 to help cover expenses, and I already try to help around the house. Its a struggle, but I'm learning and trying very hard to move forward with my life. But for now, I'm going to continue helping at home until my dad and I agree that I'm ready. I really appreciate all that my dad has done for me, and if I do get into the Navy (even when I'm not living at home) I will still make sure that a good portion of my check goes to my dad to help him out! We're family... we're supposed to look out for one another and help each other.
  • I think it depends on what the kid is doing...if they're still in school then yeah it would be ok but if they're being a lazy bum then no I wouldn't!
  • My folks financed me till I was 26... I wasnt forced to work, I did work though, part time when I was in college. My folks were poor: we lived in public housing, and lived off their social security checks. They NEVER asked me for a cent of my earnings either. I therefore believe that if parents are able to finance their kids, so be it. If not, if its a GREAT hardship- no.
  • These day, yes but it depends on each family circumstance.
  • If they are in college, yes, if not. No.
  • as many others have said if the young person is in university full-time yes, if she/he has mental, physical problems then yes. if not its good for the child to work and become independent. i am not the biggest fan of kicking the kid out, i think the porcess of independence is a very tricky one that should be done with a lot of kindness, and understanding towards the young person.
  • Have to NO. But if they want to, by all means, if they can. Both my girls are working now, but one only has a casual job. We still buy the food and stuff for them, but they clothe themselves.
  • It depends. My parents helped me a great deal when I was at university. I got to live at home free room and board. I worked as well...but never would have made enough without their help.
  • My parents didn't help me, so I know have tough it is for a young person with no real life experience. But I help my daughter. She can live with me as long as she wishes to. Right now I'm encouraging her to save the money she earns from her part time job, she's never been good at saving money. And I am paying for her college education.
  • I don't support my kids (24 and 29), they do that themselves. I do give financial assistance when they need it.
  • yes, if they are working or going to school and they parents have means to the money, then why not i know a family with money who refused to help their kids and as a result 10 years later dont see the grandchildren,sad. what goes around comes around folks so dont be selfish
  • I believe they should get a job and learn to support themselves. Maybe they live with mom and dad maybe not. If they are going to college then they should get a job still. Parents should assist but not completely support them. If you hand over something it is never the same as if it was earned. If you don't think so look at the welfare system.
  • I think that they should because i was one of those children who were kicked out at 18 because i was considered an adult, when there wasn't anything adult about me except my age.Im telling you even though you may think that you are ready for the real world, trust me you aren't at 18 there is to much responsibility so yes i think parents should continue to finance their children after 18 at least until they finish college and has a steady job.
  • It depends on the child and the situation. Sometimes it can do more harm then good when allowing a person to get a their own stance in life. A lot are still in school at this time, so sometimes it is needed for a bit longer. Just depends.
  • Help with work or help with the whole process in general? Like figuring out the system.
  • yes, a little. 18 is still pretty young. if they're trying to be independent, i think they should get some help. if they're lazy, or a lot older, then no.

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