Lately, I've seen quite a few women on CM saying that if their child(ren) decided not to attend college, then they would not be getting the college fund the parents saved up for them.
Isn't that a little cruel?
How about giving the child part of the money to help pay for a deposit and first month's rent on their first apartment? Or to help pay for a reliable vehicle to get to/from work?
I think college is important, but it's clearly not for everyone. Why would you keep the money just because the child decided college wasn't for him/her?
I'm not even talking about giving the child ALL the money...but at least SOME of it.
Any thoughts, ladies?
Asked by Anonymous at 10:33 PM on Jan. 3, 2010 in General Parenting
Answer by emslala at 12:53 AM on Jan. 4, 2010
Answer by armywife2009101 at 10:37 PM on Jan. 3, 2010
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Answer by Trotterswife at 10:57 PM on Jan. 3, 2010
If they were just slacking off I would not give them the money I had to work so hard to save. I would give it to them if they were stable with their future plans and needed investment money, for a house or business. Parents who save money for college work very hard to give their kids some security in there future..I don't think throwing it at rent(helping someone else pay a mortgage) is a good investment. Children are not entitled to free money because their parents saved it.
Answer by Anonymous at 11:01 PM on Jan. 3, 2010
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