I don't know... there's some 18 year olds I think would need to live at home or have the child out of their care and some who start families at 18 and age is totally irrelevant.
So it would really depend on how and why and what. I think I would probably encourage my child to move out so they can be independent, help them find a rental, help them with c'link, show them how to budget, help them set up a home, nearby to me so I'm always here. But I'd really really I think want to avoid me having another baby to raise.
Though who am I kidding. Lol.
But I do think 16 or 36 I would want to be an involved grandma. I'd want to be there for practical, emotional and financial support for my children regardless.
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29-07-2012 16:16 #61
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29-07-2012 16:18 #62
I won't lie, I would be disappointed bc I want her to go on to university or get a trade before having kids. But once that initial feeling was over I would support her. No point crying over spilt milk.
As to it being said they wouldn't allow their 18 year old adult child to access welfare... ummm that is her choice. I would rather (if the father wasn't in the picture) stay living with us so we could help while she got some quals.
Punishing her by kicking her out or stopping her accessing financial assistance (which I couldn't even if I wanted to), is only going to make things worse. I would rather, like I say, she stayed living with us while doing uni/a trade, then to boot her out and her work min wage jobs for the rest of her life, poor and unhappy.
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Well i wouldn't be thrilled about it but i would certainly offer all my love and support, after all she is still my daughter. I'd help out in whatever way i could and i know my DH feels the same as we have discussed all sorts of 'what if's' including this one.
29-07-2012 16:26 #65
Not picking you out specifically, just this post stood out to me.
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29-07-2012 16:28 #67
I would want her to have or be working towards a career, study, apprenticship, or whatever... But if she fell pregnant i would not feel as though it was the end of the world. I would help her as much as she needed in order to continue having a career goal etc.
29-07-2012 16:30 #68
29-07-2012 16:30 #69
I would continue to love and support her.
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