Here is a WWYD.....your working teen and paying for gas. *EDITED*
Your son/daughter is 16 and working part time. For what ever reason, they do not have their license as of yet. You take them to and from work.
Now, if they want to go hang out with friends, do what ever, where ever......do you charge them for gas?
This is an on going 'debate' a friend is having with some others.
I simply explained that when my kids were not yet driving yet working, they did indeed pay for gas if they wanted me to take them here or there or every where, outside of work. It was a reduced rate but they had to pay something.
Another mom said the same.
We were hit with how selfish we are, why would we do that to our kids? Let them be kids, there is time later on, when they are older (talking 17/18) to learn personal responsibility. It's the first job, allow them to use THEIR money as they so choose.
I admit, I was some what taken aback. No wonder so many teens are little self entitled brats.
So, have you, would you.................
***EDITED TO ADD: I don't appreciate CM renaming this post that indicates nothing at all as to what this post is about. There is no mention of paying your parents back.
Great job there CM.
Good change CM.