Need guidelines for 18 yr old living at home

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Registered: 10-16-2003
Need guidelines for 18 yr old living at home
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Wed, 10-13-2010 - 2:50pm

My DD (18) is a freshmen in college but living at home.

Deanne
SAHM Mom to Katie

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Avatar for sabrtooth
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Registered: 12-03-1999
Wed, 10-13-2010 - 3:42pm

Everyone's "rules" are different, depending on the nature and expectations of the family.

Avatar for suzyk2118
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Registered: 07-30-1997
Wed, 10-13-2010 - 3:42pm

Granted, it's been a long time, but I lived at home in college.

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Registered: 08-06-2009
Thu, 10-14-2010 - 10:49am

Welcome to the Parents of College Students board Deanne!

My oldest lived at home with essentially the same guidelines he had growing up.

Participate in family outings, chores, and with the added responsibility for his own bills... drivers license and registration fees, cell and computer connection cost, car(insurance, gas, repairs) work clothes

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Registered: 11-28-1999
Thu, 10-14-2010 - 1:29pm

My DD went to college awy & I think that' really easier because since you don't know what they are doing every minute, you can assume that they aren't doing anything wrong.

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Registered: 10-16-2003
Thu, 10-14-2010 - 1:42pm

She is studying Exercise Physiology and planning to continue on into Physical Therapy.

She knew no one when she started there but so far has become friendly with a few people who are in the same classes as she is.

She isn't involved with any clubs at school, but she is still very much involved in taekwondo here in town.

Deanne
SAHM Mom to Katie
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Registered: 04-16-2009
Thu, 10-14-2010 - 4:21pm

With my two..

tell me when you are coming home and carry your cell phone, just in case.

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Registered: 06-16-1998
Thu, 10-14-2010 - 9:03pm

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Registered: 10-16-2003
Thu, 10-14-2010 - 9:28pm

What exactly is your concern about the 25yo bf? How well have you gotten to know him?

Well, my main concern with him was the age difference.

Deanne
SAHM Mom to Katie
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Registered: 11-28-1999
Thu, 10-14-2010 - 10:45pm

I do agree that w/ this kind of age difference it could be where he is thinking of marriage soon where she is just starting to think about being an adult, but maybe because of that the relationship won't last.

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Registered: 04-16-2009
Thu, 10-14-2010 - 11:54pm

Why do you think he is "looking towards her for his "happily ever after" so soon in their relationship"? Because he is 25? Has he told you that he is serious about your daughter? And even if he is, why would be that so terrible? It doesn't mean that they will get married tomorrow.

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