Should Parents Charge Their Adult Children Rent?
My first year out of HS I found a good job with Boeing. I was also attending full time college and lived at home. I had an unfinished (which I did some work improving) corner space. The house was full of siblings, noise and mess. Twice I came home late at night and my room had several inches of water. I had a downstairs fireplace and when a fire was made upstairs the smoke would back up and I would have a smoky room. When my dad asked for rent I as angry and said if I was going to pay rent I would find my own place, which I did. Thank you Dad. Sometimes it takes a nudge to get kids to take some responsibility. Yes, they should charge rent.