Just wondering my DH x is telling him to buy his son a car. The thing is that his son got fired from his job about 6 months ago and refuses to look for another when there is plenty of places within walking distance. My DH told his son that he must have a job to pay for ins, gas, maint and 1/2 of the car. What are your thoughts?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 4:30 PM on Sep. 14, 2009 in Teens (13-17)
Nope, if they want that privilege they will have to have a job and pay for it themselves.
Answer by Anonymous at 4:31 PM on Sep. 14, 2009
Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 4:37 PM on Sep. 14, 2009
It depends. School comes first but if he is doing good in school and is playing a sport or involved in some sort of activity then we will probably help him get a good used car. If his grades slip or he is not involved in an extra-curricular activity then he will have to get a job to pay for his car, gas, insurance, etc.
Answer by JeremysMom at 4:37 PM on Sep. 14, 2009
Answer by Frogbaby83 at 4:37 PM on Sep. 14, 2009
Agree with your husband. Let your son earn that privilege just like it's a privilegeto drive not a right.
Looks like he'll have reliable transportation. His Feet!
Answer by Anonymous at 4:38 PM on Sep. 14, 2009
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Answer by dillonsma at 4:51 PM on Sep. 14, 2009
Answer by PaceMyself at 5:14 PM on Sep. 14, 2009
DH and I are actually arguing about this very thing lately! We have always told DS (now 16) that we will match up to $1000.00 for a used car when he gets his license, well he goes for his road test next Wednesday and has $0 saved! He worked when he didn't have hockey camps with DH this summer and was supposed to put 1/3 of his check ($8/hr) in savings, well DH let him just put it in an envelope in his room and guess what it's spent! DS cannot work during the school year because he has hockey practice 3 nights a week and after the 30 minutes travel each way, 1hr 20 minute practice and 1 hr dry-land he has no time and weekends he has games. So I say there is NO WAY we are buying , insuring and putting gas in a car now DH says he will "compromise" and trade his 4wheeler for a car!
So in principle I say NO the kid needs to pay for at least 1/2 the car and insurance, but not sure if I am going to win this battle in my house!
Answer by goaliemom93 at 5:51 PM on Sep. 14, 2009