- 7 years ago
- Wedding: May 2014
I graduated from high school two months before I turned 17 (I skipped a grade). I got luggage from my Mom. In our family, you are expected to leave home after graduating high school. Period. After I moved out (I had my first apt. at 17!), there was no going back as my Mom moved into an efficiencey apt. and there simply no room for me.
With my own daughter, it was clearly understood that once she became an adult, she was expected to contrbute to the household – whether in terms of money or upkeep. While at college, she lived in the dorms and later continued her education closer to home. Even then, she had her own apt.
All of us were taught that as adults, we take care of ourselves. I agree with PPs, give her a time frame and if she does not come through on her end – carry through and put her out. No parent is obligated to continue to support and child after the age of 18 unless the child has special needs. If parents WANT to support their children as they pursue their education – well I think that is grand. But they are not obligated to do so’.