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Why won't my child pay rent?

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Answer #1 | 28/12 2013 20:59
don't buy food or wash their clothes or give them soap for the shower
Answer #2 | 28/12 2013 21:04
I would rather kill myself than ask my son to pay me rent or anything else . Strangely when I offer him $500 for his birthday he say that he doesn't need it right now . He just want new video game once a year or so and he doesn't even play any more but he must have it .Kids are silly .
Answer #3 | 28/12 2013 21:09
If they don't take you seriously then they will ignore you. Take away their household privileges like meals, laundry service, cable, hydro (remove the fuses to their rooms). Then start charging them for meals, the use of the washing machine and dryer etc. and then they might man up and give you some money towards the household. Let them know the free ride is over and if they don't like it they have x number of days to vacate the premises. It sounds harsh but life is not a picnic and the sooner they learn this the better.
Answer #4 | 28/12 2013 21:40
Ummm...you raised this "child", correct? Why would you think random strangers would know the inner workings of his or her brain better than you would? You never give the child's age or gender, but kids reflect their upbringing. If they lack responsibility or won't follow the rules you try to set, then it's not a character issue. He/she is following your lead. If he's out of high school and working, then of course he should be paying rent. But as his mom, you shouldn't "ask and ask" for it. It should be put as a requirement, along with household tasks. If he doesn't fulfill his end, he gets told to leave.
Answer #5 | 28/12 2013 21:00
then IF your child is of legal adult age, kick them out if it's that big deal of them paying rent.
Answer #6 | 28/12 2013 22:39
I would let the "child" know that you are not obligated to support them their entire lives and that starting with their next pay check you expect them to pay rent to you in a certain amount, as well as contribute toward the utilities, toilet paper, laundry soap, etc and if they don't agree that your next step will be to evict them. And if they don't give you any money, contact an attorney and find out what process you need to go through to get them out and then start the proceedings. When my brother and sister and I were working, my parents never had to ask us for money, we gave them $100 a month (40 years ago) and my sister even gave my mom money when she was still in high school and working part time.

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