Parenting might be your favourite role/best job you ever had/etc etc, but it doesn't exactly pay highly.
Actually, the exact opposite. Kids cost. A fair bit.
And you love them, so it's okay. This is part of parenthood, right? But here's the rub: the job doesn't get any cheaper when they reach their adult years and many parents realise they're still... spending money on their grown children.
Or are they?
It's a complicated, controversial topic. But that's what we're here for, right?
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We asked our wider Mamamia community to share the financial boundaries they have in place for their adult children. We wanted to know what their kids ask of them, what they ask of their children, and what lessons (if any!) they want their children to know about money.
Here's what 16 people told us about their parent-related money boundaries.
I started paying a small amount of board to live at home when I started my first full-time job after university. It was only a small amount (I was also on a very low graduate salary), but it taught me the value of contributing as an adult. Fast forward to now, I am 29 years old and last year, I purchased my first home. My parents refunded me all that board I paid over the years as a contribution to my house deposit. It was a very generous gesture.