My son dropped out of college when he was 19. Since then, he has been living with me at home and doing nothing. He was, and still is playing video games all day long, and going out to parties at night. I pay for EVERYTHING: for his food, clothes, car, health insurance, and cell phone. My son turned 26 in April. I am 58 years old. He has never worked in his life. Now, I am telling my son that he must immediately get a job, or else I will throw him out of the house. He yells at me every day because he is too lazy to work. Recently, my son stole $400 from my credit card to buy video games online. Do I have to report this to the police? What can I do to make my son get a job? How much time should I give him to find a job, would 3 months be enough? After he starts working, should I make him live by himself, or just pay for his own food and expenses?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 12:07 PM on Jun. 6, 2010 in Adult Children (18+)
Answer by Anonymous at 12:10 PM on Jun. 6, 2010
First, I would stop paying for all things that are not necessary such as cell phone, clothes, etc. I would only pay for car and car insurance if he is looking for a job. Give him a deadline. If he is honestly looking and just can not find anything then I wouldn't kick him out, but rather put him to work in the house until he did find something. If he chooses to not work or not to find a job, then the only way he is going to learn is to find out the hard way.
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