Jewell - posted on 06/18/2014 ( 5 moms have responded )
Ok so my 17 year old son just graduated high school with honors. He is an awesome kid but very laid back in the sense it seems he lacks motivation. He just started working and will be going to community college in the fall (fulltime). I just pulled money from my ira to get him a car since I work full
time. I told him he will be responsible for paying the monthly insurance which is 147/mo and will pay for his own gas. We are possibly in transition of moving back with step dad. Step dad is retired marine and feels he will have to pay some rent since you can't live for free. I understand nothing is free but right now why put so much pressure on him? Maybe I am wrong but we continuely fight about it and I wanted to get some advice from others that may have gime theough this. I can definitely understand if he was a bum and was a free loader but he isn't. He does play video games a lot and seems to lack about taking initiative but he will do anything that's asked of him and isn't disrespectful. His passion in college is going to be digital video game design. Please help a stressed out mom!!! Thanks..