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Re: When should our kids leave home?
      05/02/07 05:14 PM

I am wondering what others' opinions are on this topic. More and more, it seems that it is more acceptable to allow your children to live with you long past the age of 18.

---> Actually, we're just going back to basics. Prior to the big divorce boom and having children out of wedlock became so popular (within the last 25 years)...parents didn't kick their kids to curb when they graduated from high school. Until the 60s...it was NOT unusal for "children" to live at home until they got married.

---> The fact is...our children are LESS prepared these days to enter the REAL world than they were just thirty years ago...which explains why so many "kids" move back home. For the last 20 - 25 years, we've handed our children life on a silver platter (whether sterling or plated). They have no conception of reality...of responsibility...of accountability. They've got credit card debt, they have expensive cars and student loans.

---> I look at our oldest daughter...she's 21 and lives at home and will probably be there for awhile yet because she can't afford to live on her own even though she's got a good job. Instead of paying her school debt and legal fines...she bought a PSP thingy with accessories and Gawd knows how many games. Instead of saving money, she's out partying and is constantly "broke". Mind you...she has NO "living expenses"...Dad doesn't charge her "room and board".

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* When should our kids leave home? supermansdaisy 05/02/07 04:04 PM
. * * Re: When should our kids leave home? KiwiGirl   05/02/07 10:10 PM
. * * Re: When should our kids leave home? Rebecca5   05/02/07 06:13 PM
. * * Re: When should our kids leave home? Gecko   05/02/07 05:14 PM
. * * Re: When should our kids leave home? rocketgirl   05/02/07 09:18 PM
. * * Re: When should our kids leave home? Susanf31   05/03/07 09:23 AM
. * * Re: When should our kids leave home? Rebecca5   05/02/07 09:36 PM
. * * Re: When should our kids leave home? rocketgirl   05/02/07 10:14 PM
. * * Re: When should our kids leave home? jsp   05/02/07 10:22 PM
. * * Re: When should our kids leave home? Rebecca5   05/02/07 10:18 PM
. * * Re: When should our kids leave home? rocketgirl   05/02/07 10:23 PM
. * * Re: When should our kids leave home? Rebecca5   05/03/07 07:47 AM
. * * Re: When should our kids leave home? nrvouswrk   05/02/07 09:48 PM
. * * Re: When should our kids leave home? Gecko   05/02/07 09:34 PM
. * * Re: When should our kids leave home? matart1   05/02/07 04:47 PM
. * * Re: When should our kids leave home? RJ1   05/02/07 04:34 PM
. * * Re: When should our kids leave home? Debi   05/02/07 04:11 PM
. * * Re: When should our kids leave home? Susanf31   05/02/07 04:09 PM
. * * Re: When should our kids leave home? Debi   05/02/07 04:06 PM
. * * Re: When should our kids leave home? changes   05/02/07 05:19 PM
. * * Re: When should our kids leave home? Debi   05/02/07 06:26 PM
. * * Re: When should our kids leave home? JennyLynn   05/02/07 08:45 PM
. * * Re: When should our kids leave home? nrvouswrk   05/02/07 04:10 PM
. * * Re: When should our kids leave home? Susanf31   05/02/07 04:12 PM
. * * Re: When should our kids leave home? nrvouswrk   05/02/07 04:16 PM
. * * Re: When should our kids leave home? supermansdaisy   05/02/07 04:24 PM
. * * Re: When should our kids leave home? Gecko   05/02/07 05:20 PM
. * * Re: When should our kids leave home? rocketgirl   05/02/07 04:57 PM
. * * Re: When should our kids leave home? supermansdaisy   05/02/07 05:09 PM
. * * Re: When should our kids leave home? Gecko   05/02/07 05:28 PM
. * * Re: When should our kids leave home? spinnerdegrassi   05/02/07 05:23 PM
. * * Re: When should our kids leave home? supermansdaisy   05/02/07 05:28 PM
. * * Re: When should our kids leave home? nrvouswrk   05/02/07 05:45 PM
. * * Re: When should our kids leave home? elliesmom   05/02/07 05:52 PM
. * * Re: When should our kids leave home? nrvouswrk   05/02/07 05:17 PM
. * * Re: When should our kids leave home? supermansdaisy   05/02/07 05:21 PM
. * * Re: When should our kids leave home? youngatheart   05/02/07 04:46 PM
. * * Re: When should our kids leave home? nrvouswrk   05/02/07 04:33 PM
. * * Re: When should our kids leave home? Susanf31   05/02/07 04:46 PM
. * * Re: When should our kids leave home? Susanf31   05/02/07 04:52 PM
. * * Re: When should our kids leave home? nrvouswrk   05/02/07 05:00 PM
. * * Re: When should our kids leave home? Susanf31   05/02/07 05:04 PM
. * * Re: When should our kids leave home? supermansdaisy   05/02/07 04:38 PM
. * * Re: When should our kids leave home? PhoenixRising   05/02/07 04:46 PM
. * * Re: When should our kids leave home? Dee78   05/02/07 04:31 PM
. * * Re: When should our kids leave home? KsProblem   05/04/07 10:11 AM
. * * Re: When should our kids leave home? supermansdaisy   05/02/07 04:08 PM

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