Parents out of money and patience

Parents out of money and patience

There are 3 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Jun 5, 2009, titled Parents out of money and patience. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

Dear Amy: Unbeknownst to us, our 23-year-old daughter ran up a large credit card debt in her last year of college, which she attended on an athletic scholarship.

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Bo Peep

Tibbie, AL

#1 Jun 5, 2009
LW1: I disagree with Amy. If daughter calls for more money, send NONE. Not even for a return ticket,(which she will cash in).
Your daughter is a scam artist who's using your best intentions as parents against you. She needs to learn the hard way and as long as you enable her, you will be played.
You don't ever give up on them. You just step back and let them fall- if you're lucky- they will be receptive to changing their ways.
I do agree with finding out if you are obligated in any way to her credit card debt. Unless you co-signed for the card, it's likely not your problem and you could change your home phone number if the collector's calls persist.

LW2: I agree re the bully. Next time he says something, retort back, "like you've never come across a hair in your food before," roll your eyes and chuckle briefly. If the bully starts on you, blow him off or if it gets persistent, notify your supervisor. It sounds like your coworker is totally grossed out and keeps reliving someone's hair in his teeth. ;)

LW3: My former SIL put tiny holes in her husband's condoms so she could get pregnant. She got pregnant twice and then complained that he never touched her. My younger sister stopped taking birth control pills without telling her husband. That's how she became pregnant with their children.
My SIL's husband was involved with his children and didn't hold it against them. But, the marriage ended.
My sister basically had to rear her children by herself.
She relied on her inlaws and family to babysit. Even on his days off, sister's husband did not involve himself with their care.
When they were in school, sister relied on her inlaws or family to pick the children up if they were ill. Her husband was a good provider, though and when the kids got older, he did also participate,(with sister), in taking them to soccer practice and even coaching.
The point is that that is the best of situations when you have children despite what the other party wants.
Not saying you should sacrifice your dreams. Just saying you really ought to find someone else who SHARES them instead of putting a child through that. That's not being a parent. That's beeing selfish and self-absorbed.
Bo Peep

Tibbie, AL

#2 Jun 5, 2009
Oh my, I've never been the first one to post!

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