Two parents have sparked a fierce debate after admitting they charge their newly graduated daughter rent …
“A definite no for me… I know it’s rare, but I will forever help my kids… no matter the age,” one wrote.
Another added: “Only if she’s killing it making better money than you. Otherwise support her until she does!”
However, another disagreed, writing: “Totally agree 100% they have to learn responsibility. They are grown now.”
Another confirmed: “I started paying rent at 16 when I started working after school so i think you are being very generous.”
Now, there’s nothing quite as rewarding as parenthood.
The love between you and your child is something unlike any other feeling on earth… It’s a pretty magical thing.
However, parenting isn’t easy…
Whoever said it is, is lying.
Although you try and do the best for your child…
Everyone has an opinion on what you’re doing wrong.
There are many things that make parenthood irritating…
But there’s one thing pretty much every parent out there can relate to, which is feeling like you’re not giving your kids the best.
And there are a whole host of controversial decisions to be made around parenting.
It’s safe to say, people have some pretty strong opinions…
Like, for example, how to split duties between parents…
With single parenting being even tougher!
And modern parents have even more stresses to go through.
Technology has made the already hard job of parenting even trickier — especially as kids grow older.
There’s another big issue for parents, these days.
The highly topical issue of helicopter parenting.
It can be tricky to toe the line between responsible and overprotective.
But it’s important to foster independence and trust in your kids, to risk a serious rebellion down the line.
It often all comes down to communication.
And making sure your kids feel they can come to you with their problems will always make things easier.
Respect is another pertinent issue when it comes to parenting.
As a lack of respect is really what most fights between parents and kids come down to.
Patience is also key.
As any parent will tell you, you need the patience of a saint on some days.
The feeling of inadequacy can also bring parents down.
But if you’re trying your best, rest assured — you’re being a top-level parent!
Trying to instill discipline is key.
But, let’s be honest — it’s not always possible! Sometimes kids just aren’t in the mood to be obedient.
There’s something else that can make parenting seem scary.
That feeling that there just isn’t enough time!
Not only do days rush past when you’re super busy taking care of a little one…
But you want to treasure the precious, fleeting moments of your child’s early days (and years).
Dealing with fear is another big issue of parenting.
With a world out there that feels vast and frightening, it can be tempting to wrap you child up in cotton wool.
But you need to allow your child to experience life for themselves!
So long as they always know they can rely on you to help them out in times of need!
A lot of good parenting actually relies on relinquishing of control.
Which is, as any parent knows, easier said than done.
But this week, a serious parenting dilemma has swept the internet …
After Erika and Cody Archie, from Gatesville, Texas, confirmed they’d started charging their daughter, Kaylee, rent.
“Our thought together is that since she has graduated I told her… I have been telling her, ‘June 1st, our rent’s due if you continue to live here,'”Cody said in a TikTok video.
“200 bucks a month is plenty cheap to live like a grub in your parents’ house.”
“That’s cheaper than she eats in food,’ Erika agreed. “We think it teaches them a good lesson in paying bills.”
Watch the controversial video right here …
Where do you stand on this issue?