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When should the kids fly the nest?  Mine are 18 & 22 and we support them fully.  One is in school full time and the other just graduated from culinary arts as a pastry chef and is still looking for a good paying job.




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      VICKY CORYEA wrote Dec 18, 2010
    • I have 2 adult sons.one 22 and one is 26. no one ever talks about moving out!!!

      I want to restart my life as an independent woman......sow some oats.but its abit crowded if you kno what I mean.
      It completely frustrates me as I hate confrontation and feel like thats what has to happen.




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      VICKY CORYEA wrote Dec 18, 2010
    • oh.and by the way.mine work and pay me rent!!!




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      Brimstone1968 wrote Dec 18, 2010
    • Mines is 22 will be 23 next month.  He is in college full time but he does dj‘ing on the weekends.  He gives us no grief, very responsible.  We have encouraged him to stay at home until he finishes college (May 2011).  When he gets a job he will be gone.  We have told him after he leaves our nest he is on his own all the way.




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      Tuliplady wrote Dec 18, 2010
    • My girls so far have been on their own as soon as they graduate high school.  That’s the way they’ve wanted it and it’s worked out just fine.  

       Hard telling how things will turn out with my son, he’s not quite cut from the same cloth as the girls.

      I agree with Mz V, everyone’s situation is different.




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      Cheekymonkey wrote Dec 18, 2010
    • I agree with mz v my son works, goes to school and will be entering the police academy after graduation. They pay him while in academy. He pays his bills and helps with picking up or droping his sister and being at hm when she gets home from school on his days off. He is 25 amd will be gone after academy. Hes his own man and still is respectful enough to let me know if he will be out all night. Hes a good son and a strong man. I ask no rent. But his bills are his ownand he has a savings for.his house plans to buy after academy.
      My kids are welcome as long as they are productive and making a future for themselfs




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      Alison Kelly wrote Dec 19, 2010
    • Our oldest two both have left home.  Our eldest son left when he was 18 to go to university and has never lived at home since.  Thats not to say that he hasn’t brought his washing home!  Our daughter graduated from University this July and as soon as she graduated she got herself a job and within a month had moved out.  Not at our request I must add.  But they are both grown up and have their own lives to lead.  We see them lots and speak to them both at least three times a week.  Our youngest will never leave home because he is very severely disabled and needs me and his dad 24hours.  We would have liked our daughter to stay at home longer and save some money, but it was her decision to go.  She still refers to our house as ‘home’ and that sometimes infuriates her boyfriend.  But, they both know that they can come home whenever they want and the door is always open.  That said, the house is quiet and peaceful! estatic




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      VICKY CORYEA wrote Dec 19, 2010
    • for me, home, wherever that is will always be their home as well. but I believe the normal progression is to move on because you WANT to not because someone wants you to. then on the next hand, why would you leave such comfort and do so easily!!!hahaah




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      Cathie Beck wrote Dec 20, 2010
    • Well, Ladies, this is about choice to me. If it works, it’s good. If it doesn’t work there must be a solution. I personally couldn’t let a grown child live with me without contributing to the household. No job is no job on the resume when college is done and employees want to look at a work ethic. It’s their future and independence. I personally think every child in
      high school and college should work to grow into independence of adulthood.  

      Cathie




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      Dorothy L. Davis wrote Dec 20, 2010
    • When they get to a point of not obeying the house rules (they feel the rules suck), have a job (or two) that can take care of them and doesn’t want to participate in helping around the house. Legally 21!ohhhh




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      Marya1961 wrote Dec 20, 2010
    • I agree with V also, our son is 23, has a full-time job, but wants to start his own business and contributes to household expenses, car insurance and chores..but, IMO is not ready financially to take the plunge completely on his own..hub and I feel that a couple of more years would be in his best interest and he is our only one.




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