The behavior of some young people these days got me thinking. Did your parents expect you to finish school,go to college,work,move out,or was it not discussed?I'm interested in ladies who came of age in different decades.nowaday,for some,it seems parents are ok-ing teen pregnancy,no job or schooling,no moving out. I have a cousin who just had her 2nd child,no job,no child support expected from the dad,and she lives at home completely for free,does whatever she pleases,and her mom is ok with it. i noticed this seems to be a trend,because all her friends are in similar situations,and I got to thinking that apparently nothing is being expected of our young adults anymore. 20 years ago when I came of age,kids were leaving for their own lives no later than 21! I don't understand why they don't WANT their own lives. They seem to have no pride in themselves anymore!
Asked by Anonymous at 10:34 AM on Jun. 21, 2010 in Just for Fun
Answer by Anonymous at 12:30 PM on Jun. 21, 2010
Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 10:36 AM on Jun. 21, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 10:39 AM on Jun. 21, 2010
Most kids are still in high school when they are 18. With the unemployment rate being we can't require high school children to get jobs. I had 3 sons and we homeschooled and 2 have had jobs since they were 15 and the other since he was 17. Since I couldn't give them money for college, all 3 have lived with me some or all of the time they were in college. They also had financial aid and worked and contributed financially.
My single oldest son is 30 and has lived with my youngest son and I off and on to help me financially. He now has a SO and they are living together and financially independent. My middle son has a wife and a baby. After he finished nursing school and got married they have been on their own except for a brief time they lived with me while finding a place to live when we moved to a new city.
Answer by Gailll at 10:44 AM on Jun. 21, 2010
Answer by older at 10:47 AM on Jun. 21, 2010
I'm disabled and I am now living with my 22 yo son in his house. He was able to buy his own 2 bed room house with a pool last year. I help with rent but my SSI isn't enough for me to live alone. I am only 54 and have to live with one of my children.
Child support in Indiana continues until the child is 21 or emancipated, unless it very recently changed. Adult children behave badly because they are allowed to behave badly. They have always behaved badly. Their parents did not know how to parent. All they would do is hit, give time-outs, take things away, and use other punishments and when that didn't work they would say, "I've tried everything and nothing works." They did not learn effective parenting skills.
Answer by Gailll at 10:54 AM on Jun. 21, 2010
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