Username or email*
Lost your password? Please enter your email address. You will receive a link and will create a new password via email.
You must login to ask question.
This is quite funny. My parents charged me $350 monthly rent when I turned 18. I worked at a Burger stopnchop for minimum wage. I wasn’t able to get that job until after I graduated because my parents forced me to babysit my brother for free. This put a huge pressure on me as a young adult trying toRead more
This is quite funny. My parents charged me $350 monthly rent when I turned 18. I worked at a Burger stopnchop for minimum wage. I wasn’t able to get that job until after I graduated because my parents forced me to babysit my brother for free. This put a huge pressure on me as a young adult trying to get my shit together. I was barely making any money, expected to pay nearly half of my parents rent while also saving for my own place. I ended up having to move out into what literally seemed like a trap house just to catch a break. I personally think that if you are going to charge your kid rent, you need to consider several things like; how much money do they make at their job? How much can you realistically expect them to save while they are paying rent? How old are they? Are they just finishing school? why are you charging rent? Is it to be spiteful? Is it because they refuse to get off their lazy ass? Is it because you are personally struggling? Have you considered other options? Such as sitting down with your child to have an adult conversation (since you want to treat them as an adult in other senses) and deciding together what a reasonable contribution to the household would be— based on their room size in comparison to the rest of the house, how much utilities they use, how much food they eat that you pay for, and what they can afford to contribute while also putting money back for their own house/apartment. Please do not do to your child what my parents did. I had to move out quickly just to be able to live. I had no time to save up ‘cushion’ money, so when my job temporarily shut down to be renovated, I was left with absolutely no money and got evicted. Please remember that this is your child. You are responsibile for them and just because they are 18 now, you should not forget that fact. They still need your help and your guidance. I suggest before charging rent, to tell them you would like them to move out. Give them 6–12 months to save money for this… and help them to find a home they can afford that is actually livable. Do not take advantage of your children. They are not a friend who asked to crash for a bit and never left. They are a being that you brought into this world. That you chose to take responsibility for and raise. Do not expect that just because they are 18 they should ‘carry their weight’ when they have never done so before. Help your child to transition into the real world and help them do so smoothly.
Perhaps your body burns energy faster. Some people are usually way more active in their normal lives and burn energy faster. They tend to appear slim/skinny whereas they can eat a lot. Consult an endocrinologist in that case, they can run tests for thyroid gland hormones and prescribe a medication iRead more
Perhaps your body burns energy faster. Some people are usually way more active in their normal lives and burn energy faster. They tend to appear slim/skinny whereas they can eat a lot. Consult an endocrinologist in that case, they can run tests for thyroid gland hormones and prescribe a medication if needed. You are what the pop-culture says ‘skinny fat’. There are chances that your body may actually be storing fat, just not in the visible places. I have seen a lot of people who are very skinny and can eat anything they want but their body fat percentage results are off the charts: their body contains a lot of fat by percentage. How does that happen: if fat gets stored under the skin, it shows up; if fat gets stored around your internal organs, it doesn’t show up. This latter type of fat is directly correlated to increased likelihood of heart disease and internal organ failure. Try to get your body composition tested our properly – not through those weighing scale machines – have your body fat profiled. If your fat stores are within range and your lipid profiles come out fine, then you are a very lucky person, because you can eat without worrying about anything.