kid's knowledge of child support

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kid's knowledge of child support
Fri, 03-16-2012 - 10:00am
What, if anything, do you think kids should know about child support?

Should they know that NCP sends money to help support them?

Should they know if NCP is behind?

Okmrsmommy-36, CPmom to DD-16 and DS-14

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Registered: 01-08-2008
Fri, 03-16-2012 - 1:13pm
I would have to say it depends on the age of the children. As for my dd that just turned 6, I say no it's not her business. Of course she's too young to grasp the concept of what it's really for.
But for children who are older, if it comes up in conversation and the time seems right then I can't see what it would hurt.
Absolutely not, should they be told if the NCP is behind. That will only cause negative feels towards that parent. And most of all that burden shouldn't be carried by an innocent child.
Again all situations are different, so I think it's what works best for you and what your gut is telling you to do.