what age should kids sends home to live alone?

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  1. Lgali profile image54
    Lgaliposted 9 years ago

    what age should kids sends home to live alone?

  2. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 9 years ago

    I don't understand what you are saying.

    Do you mean at what age should kids leave home? I'd say once they have graduated from college and have a job.

    1. Lgali profile image54
      Lgaliposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      yes leave home

  3. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 9 years ago

    When they start University would be a good time in my country Australia.

  4. HealthCare Basics profile image59
    HealthCare Basicsposted 9 years ago

    As long as parents and young can get along under the same roof...  smile

    1. Lgali profile image54
      Lgaliposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      that is good one

  5. Everyday Miracles profile image88
    Everyday Miraclesposted 9 years ago

    I think that this varies from one person to the next. My husband is all about our kids leaving home when they turn 18, but I don't know that that will be appropriate. We're planning on home schooling so we know they should be through high school by that point, but I don't think that having graduated is enough.

    Earnest, what if they don't go to University? What then? I don't know about in Australia, but here in the US more and more students are choosing not to go to college or Uni.

  6. Colebabie profile image57
    Colebabieposted 9 years ago

    I moved out a month after I turned 18 and I haven't moved back. My brother moved out when he turned 18 but is back at home now and has been for 2 years because he wasn't ready to be on his own.

    It depends on the kid. In my opinion if they're graduated from high scool, then they can move out. If they don't move out they better be in university full time or working full time.

    1. Lgali profile image54
      Lgaliposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      i think working full time is more important

  7. Sunny Robinson profile image69
    Sunny Robinsonposted 9 years ago

    I moved out when I was about 16-17.  Been gone since then.  Not really the best thing I did, but I'm in a good place now with my boyfriend.

    Edited to add: I didn't really answer the original question.  I think whenever the kid stops being a kid (has his/her own bank account, is ready for college, can pay for his/her own bills) and is ready to go on should be the time to send them out.  Typically, some folks will stay with their parents until 16 to 18, others will stay until their 20s or for quite awhile.  There are even those who will pay some or most of the bills at their parents for lodging as their best option for college or work.

    1. Lgali profile image54
      Lgaliposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      so 16-18 is good age or when they start earning

      1. livewithrichard profile image85
        livewithrichardposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        16-18 is probably too young except if they are off to college but thats not really moving out, thats moving away for a period of time.
        I think they should move out when they are fully prepared to move out.  Some kids dont have a choice because of hardships at home but in healthy homes the parents or guardians should be teaching their children how to survive how to be responsible and how to be productive.  If these things are not taught, there is a good chance they'll be moving back home.

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          dennisemattposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          yeah. I was thrown out at 18. I survived. Some kids leave because they want to..and move back becuase they have no idea how to pay bills or anything. My goal, with my children, is to teach them how to be healty, responsable adults. I want them to be able to take care of themselves. Pretty sure I wont throw 'em out at 18!  smile

          1. livewithrichard profile image85
            livewithrichardposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            I left home at 17, just after graduating high school. Went on an "adventure" camping, road trip, etc... then at 18 on another adventure, I joined the Army and they put me back on the right path.

            1. Lgali profile image54
              Lgaliposted 9 years agoin reply to this

              Thanks for sharing your interesting experience

  8. profile image0
    \Brenda Scullyposted 9 years ago

    It is amazing how different people's attitudes are on this subject.... I got married at 17..... can't even believe it myself now, we are both the same age too..... so that's how old I was when I left home

  9. HealthCare Basics profile image59
    HealthCare Basicsposted 9 years ago

    I left home when I graduated at 17. Moved into my own apartment which I was grateful for the landlord to allow me to rent. Cost was $125.00/month all utilities. A friend of mine asked me to go to this enrollment program at a local hospital based nursing program because she needed the support. When we got there, I went in and took the entrance exam right along side her, and three weeks later found out I was accepted and she didn't make the grade. The school paid a stipend until graduation and the nursing degree helped me afford college. My brother and sister lived at home until they were in their early 20's.

    Now it seems it is more difficult for younger people to move from their home because of wages not being compatible to the rentals unless you pull in roommates.

    1. Lgali profile image54
      Lgaliposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      very nice said I think job is very imp for moving out to

  10. Lgali profile image54
    Lgaliposted 9 years ago

    earning and age 16-18 is good time

  11. kmackey32 profile image67
    kmackey32posted 9 years ago

    Yea I was 16.

    1. Lgali profile image54
      Lgaliposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      how you find that age?

      1. kmackey32 profile image67
        kmackey32posted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I dont understand what you are trying to ask?

        1. Lgali profile image54
          Lgaliposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          to be alone doing all household stuff

  12. Dolores Monet profile image96
    Dolores Monetposted 9 years ago

    I guess it's when they can afford to financially. Oh dear.

  13. etb50 profile image55
    etb50posted 9 years ago

    personally i left when i was 14 to go to boarding school. i have an article about it if u want to check it out.
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Boarding-School-Life

    1. Lgali profile image54
      Lgaliposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      good article

  14. Jane@CM profile image58
    Jane@CMposted 9 years ago

    From the Mommy perspective...never.  Kidding.  My oldest will move into into the dorms this fall.  I've never felt so empty & proud all at one time.  Its her time to fly.  If she needs to come back home after she graduates & is pursuing a job, she'll be welcome with open arms smile

  15. Dolores Monet profile image96
    Dolores Monetposted 9 years ago

    Jane, I'm sure you will enjoy seeing your baby grow into a full, real person, which they seem to do when they leave mommy. No matter how smart they get, they are always as adorable and wonderful as when they were little.

  16. Maddie Ruud profile image76
    Maddie Ruudposted 9 years ago

    I'd spent a summer living away from my parents in Chicago and a few months on a ranch in Arizona before I permanently moved out of my parents house just after my 18th birthday.

  17. Pete Maida profile image60
    Pete Maidaposted 9 years ago

    When kids comoplete school and start earning a living.  I know it is smarter to have a kid stay home until they save a lot of money but I think there is a time when the cord should be cut.

    1. Lgali profile image54
      Lgaliposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      complete school and start earning a living
      so age is not important

  18. profile image0
    annvansposted 9 years ago

    Men should not be allowed to leave home until they get educated  and married and women until they get married...kiddn

    1. blondepoet profile image68
      blondepoetposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      28

      1. profile image0
        annvansposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        lol

      2. Lgali profile image54
        Lgaliposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        very good age 28

    2. Lgali profile image54
      Lgaliposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      very different take

 
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