We'll have to agree to disagree that it will "teach" him. I believe it will only create more resentment from this kid who already seems to be living in a broken family dynamic.Macx2mommy wrote: ↑Jan 6th, 2018 7:25 pmI disagree with if they can afford to buy him a condo, that he shouldn’t have to pay for basic expenses. It’s irrelevent if they can afford it or not, it’s not about the money, but rather about teaching him responsibility with money. The 16 year sounds pretty irresponsible with money even for a teenager. He has not learned any lessons yet. Having him pay a small amount for basic expenses would teach a life lesson that one doesn’t get spend everything they make. I wouldn’t make him pay it all, but since nothing is going to savings, then teaching him some mone6 has to go to expenses is fair.
If he was already saving some of his money, then fine, but he isn’t. I used be against having kids pa6 rent, but I am totall6 for it under certain circumstances.
We were talking about adolescents, not full grown adults. I don't know what is/was wrong with your spouse but that's a completely different situation. It also sounds like your spouse did not work full time at 16 otherwise his parents would have had the opportunity to "teach" him then.