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Updated on Monday, October 19

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QUESTION:

Is it a privilege or a right for parents to receive money from their children when they have a stable job? Should their child be expected to pay for every meal outing given the parents have the means to do so as well?

12 comments

  1. Depends on the age of the "child" of course, if they are 10 years old then the responsibility falls on the parents, if they are 18 and at University then it falls on the student

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  2. My parents still pay for my meals when they come to visit since they make more money than I do. It's a kind thing for them to do. If your parents don't make very much money, I think it's reasonable for them to expect you to pay for your own meal - but not theirs. If they can't afford to pay for their own meals, they shouldn't be relying on you to do so. Like, in my situation, I don't force my parents to pay for my meals; they do it because they want to treat me. It's a gift, not a responsibility of theirs.

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  3. Stop being so cheap
    fucking pay for the meal you pussiassboi

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  4. I've never had to pay for my parents meal unless i offer. Is this a cultural thing?
    My parents don't expect me to because I have massive debts as do most students.

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  5. In some countries/cultures, pension isn't really a huge thing, and when you become an adult, you're expected to support your parents financially after their retirement, with the expectation that your kids will do the same for you. These countries also tend to value filiality and family relationships more.

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    1. Sorry, this was for 4.

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    2. Makes sense - thanks. Do the parents usually pay for school?

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  6. If you have a job and you're still living at home, you pay your parents rent unless you are doing all the chores and/or are caring for an invalid parent. Otherwise you're a freeloading asshole.

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    1. Or, you know, they have the space, it isn't really a burden, and paying rent would just delay your eventual move-out by not allowing you to save money.

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    2. My parents would never in a million years want or allow me to pay rent. Maybe it's a cultural thing.

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    3. ^Don't think it's a cultural thing. It's a self-sufficiency thing.

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  7. In the town that I come from, the person who makes the most money generally foots the cost. If you make about the same amount, then it's shared or you take turns paying. This applys to parents and friends. I think it's a good way to go about things.

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