Three of my kids are adults or basically adults. My two oldest kids are on their own and my parents favor them over my 17 year old (almost 18). My 17 yr old gets good grades, works full time, goes to church regularly, hangs around decent people and is going to college in a year. He has a plan he has stuck to and is a good boy. My other two, not so much. It isnt to say they are "bad" but both dropped out of college, and have no plan and are always asking to borrow money and struggling. I help as much as I can but I can only do so much. My 17 yr old rarely asked me for anything, not even clothes or shoes even though I do offer to buy them for him.
His cell phone broke and he got me up early and asked me to bring him to Alltel so he could get a new phone and possibly a two year contract. He is just short of 18 so they couldnt give him a contract. I got him a two year plan in my name, which I am 110% sure he will pay on time every month. He has had cell phone service since he was 16 & never missed a payment. His grandparents are forever sending the other two money & never do for him, so I dont feel guilty about it, but he kinda does. Should I feel bad for helping him and not offering to the other two? I know theyd never pay the bill.
Answer by Candi1024 at 10:02 AM on May. 5, 2011
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Answer by Simplicity3 at 10:12 AM on May. 5, 2011
Why would you even give this a second thought? He is a minor and your responsibility. End of discussion. The other two should be embarrassed to still be asking for money. I think you should sit the grandparents down and point out to them that they are enablers. and to knock it off. If they can't afford their lifestyles they should still be living at home.
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