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my 19 yr old broke the screen on her laptop, she works fulltime..should I help her buy a new one or let her figure it out on her own

She is the type to buy $80 jeans and get her nails done weekly so if she has money for that she should have money to fix her laoptop....right?
but she is going to school and if I buy her a new one it would be a deduction on next years taxes

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Asked by wheresthewayout at 12:02 PM on Jan. 25, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • i would probably tell her to figure it out on her own but when it came down to actually getting it help her buy it

    Answer by pookipoo at 12:03 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • If you have the extra to help her, go for it. If not, let her figure it out.

    Answer by love_my_family at 12:03 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • if she HAS to have it for school now then i would buy her one on the condtions she pay me back. if no agreement, let her buy one herself.

    Answer by lillie70 at 12:05 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • No. She can buy a new one herself. She has a full time job. She can buy her own stuff. Her computer, her responsibility.

    Answer by Snewo at 12:05 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • She is an adult and seems to have cash to spend so let her pay for it.

    Answer by okmommy08 at 12:05 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • was she angry and broke it in a fit of anger or what ???

    Answer by mistik75 at 12:06 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • id give her a new one or help her i meant.. and yeah i think it would be realllly nice of you

    Answer by Luckyme3487 at 12:07 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • She's a legal adult now, so if she wants help paying for a new one, lend her the money with an agreement in writing on when you'll get paid back.

    Answer by anng.atlanta at 12:10 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • it would depend on how it got broken. i would maybe even consider giving my old one and getting myself a new one =)

    Answer by shay1130 at 12:12 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

  • 19? I was doing things on my own at that age. She's an adult, so I'd make her replace it.

    Answer by EverydayMomma at 12:26 PM on Jan. 25, 2011

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