skintchick wrote: »
Alternatively, just charge him £200 for his room but make him provide and cook his own food, do his own washing, etc.
Basically get him used to real life outside the home because the other thing to bear in mind is that if he is lazy and unable to cook, wash, look afterhimself then he is no use to a future girlfriend/wife!
You owe it to women everywhere to ensure he is a useful partner in future!
helping_hubby wrote: »
Totally agree. My OH lived at home until he was 27 and moved in with me. He'd never even switched on a washing machine before! He paid no rent, had everything done for him. I personally think this is a part of why he got into money trouble. He had no clue as to what things cost. Even when we moved in together his mum and dad were still giving him £50 here and there.
However it's not all bad....luckily my husband has been trainable and he knows how to switch on a washing machine and a tumble dryer...although it seems the throwing of socks on the floor and not being able to put them in the wash basket is going to be something I need to learn to live with :rolleyes:
starbump wrote: »
No one will agree with me but I wouldn't charge my child for living in the family home. He's going to be leaving home soon and no amount of money will make up for it. However, that's just my opinion and not a criticism of the OP.
These threads may be useful:Working children paying keep - how much?Once your kids are earning should you charge them housekeeping?Adult son starting 1st job - how much should he pay (staying at home)?
BillyBear wrote: »
Really grateful for the replies, and so glad so many are in agreement that I should ask for help. I also have friends who let their working kids live with them for nothing and it does tend to make you feel guilty that you can't afford to do the same. When I started work I had to give my Dad (brought me up himself) part of my first wage. I remember being really miffed because I wanted to keep my first wage all to myself like my friends got to do. Of course looking back now I can see it from his point of view.
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