I would love peoples views on adult children who still live at home and paying board. My questions are:
- Should these adult children (mine is almost 22) be paying board.
- And if so, how much?
- What happens in other countries?
I think they should as it gets them to understand the whole thing of paying rent (when they finally move out) and how to budget (something my son is learning). My son is enjoying the luxuries of a "hotel" with cooking, cleaning and washing all done for him!! He does clean the bathroom/shower/tub but that's about it at the moment. He says he is "too busy" to do anything else:) I have said he can start paying board from the 1st of January. I am still deciding on the amount (based on his income).
This is similar to pocket money - how much to pay and what do you expect in return?
Thank you for the comments regarding mothers and worrying. I completely understand the need to put all our worries in the Lords hands - O my God, I trust in You (Psalm 25:2) and And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; For You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You (Psalm 9:10), however I doubt there are many mothers who can't seem to help but worry occasionally about their children, then get down on their knees and pray. We humans are WEAK and STRUGGLE to place ALL our trust in the heavenly father and think perhaps we could add our little bit. To be honest, it is only my 2 children I worry about, perhaps as they are so precious to me.
Below are 2 photos my youngest son sent to me today - their holiday house is at the top of the cliff overlooking the ocean. Caius said it was too cold for swimming but he was enjoying just siting on the beach watching the sea!