View Poll Results: Helping your child/ren

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  • Daughter Yes, Son No

    2 4.76%
  • Daughter No, Son Yes

    0 0%
  • Yes, doesn’t matter gender

    35 83.33%
  • Neither: Join the military

    5 11.90%
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  1. #11
    why so serious n0n1m0us3's Avatar
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    I expect my children to leave here and go to college, so yes I will help them as much as I can when they finally move the heck out.
    Regardless of gender.
    "In my culture, I would be well within my rights to dismember you."~ Teal'c

  2. #12
    I'll give each one of them 25K when they are married and want the first house...1 down, two to go....

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    Quote Originally Posted by vince77 View Post
    I'll give each one of them 25K when they are married and want the first house...1 down, two to go....
    Bloom where you're planted.

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    If he or she is doing everything in they can to work, school etc and lead a productive life I would help out as much as I could.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RoseRed View Post
    FABULOUS question for JPC!
    He wouldn't take care of them after they were born, much less after they're grown.
    Having too much ammunition in the house is like having too much fuel in your aircraft; the only time you have too much is when you're on fire.

    The Second Amendment "A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."

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    I have helped out my son and daughter from time to time. Don't have issues with it.

  7. #17
    Quote Originally Posted by sdm View Post
    I have helped out my son and daughter from time to time. Don't have issues with it.
    I think there is a huge difference between helping from time to time and supporting their living expenses. I didn't cast my vote because I certainly would help from time to time, but don't agree with providing for them so that they can maintain the same quality of living as they experienced while home or drive high-end vehicles etc... I believe that should come about from their own merits and accomplishments. Doing it for them stunts their growth.

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    The kid we shoved out the door to fly and be free on his own - doing great!

    The kids we "helped" with money or support - not so much.

    Just an observation.
    "Too much agreement kills a chat."
    ~Eldridge Cleaver

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    NOT Politically Correct!! chernmax's Avatar
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    Every day I tell my daughter I'm preparing her for life without us. She understood it even more when my dad passed away in September... I love her and she's awesome...
    “When somebody doesn't do the job, we gotta let ‘em go.” ~ Clint Eastwood

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    Quote Originally Posted by vraiblonde View Post
    The kid we shoved out the door to fly and be free on his own - doing great!

    The kids we "helped" with money or support - not so much.

    Just an observation.
    Honest question, why did you do differently for different children? Right now I "plan" on doing the same for both of my kids (unless #1's hearing loss progresses to the point of disability but I'll cross that bridge if/when I get there). Granted they're both boys and close in age so I think it's easy for me to have that mindset.
    I've been living my life, okay? I've been in good relationships and I've been in ####ty ones... and I've moved alot... and I've been happy, and I've been sad... and I've been lonely... and that is what I've been doing. Which is a lot more then I can say for some freak, who thinks he's gonna get the Ebola virus from a bowl of mixed nuts. ~ Along Came Polly

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