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If your kids are grown, how many of you still contribute to them financially?

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Asked by tasches at 4:45 PM on Jul. 20, 2010 in Adult Children (18+)

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  • I do, I pay for my son's cell and food at home, he doesn't pay rent just starting out in his field, my other two are pretty much on their own but know that I am always there for any emergency, right now I help my first born financially to help her get inseminated once in a while, she doesn't ask, I just give. and my middle daughter sort of lives with me although she spends more time with boyfriend at his house than mine, but also knows I am always there and will be this way until I am deceased.
    Parenting does not stop because they have become adults, it just reaches a different level, and I find great satisfaction in knowing and letting them know that with me they always have a safety net.

    Answer by older at 8:51 AM on Jul. 21, 2010

  • my mom has 4 kids. she completely supports my older brother. the only thing he pays is his truck payment and insurance. he is 24.

    Answer by jennifer588 at 4:51 PM on Jul. 20, 2010

  • We contributed much while they were still in college. We help one every couple of months, for new brakes or big unexpected expenses, as his job is very low paying and he has no health insurance. Yes, we will stop eventually.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:52 PM on Jul. 20, 2010

  • My mom was my very best friend and a wonderful mother, but she has never had to contribute to me as an adult. I got an Apartment when I was 18 and now I am 31 and she's never had to financially bail me out once. I know times a bit different but I am only 31 so they aren't THAT different..

    Answer by maxsmom11807 at 4:56 PM on Jul. 20, 2010

  • I don't have a grown kid but I can tell you that my mother never contributed to me as an adult. I got about $500 my first year of university which meant I had enough for about $15 spending money per week. After that I was on my own. She does partially support my sister because she still lives with her. She's meant to pay rent but sometimes my mother tells her not to bother or she'll buy her stuff like new bedding. Bit ridiculous considering I'm pretty sure my sister has greater income than my mother but there you go.

    Answer by RhondaVeggie at 5:06 PM on Jul. 20, 2010