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Old 02-04-2008, 02:42 PM
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My 18 and 20 year old are just doing everything they can to prove they dont need parents any more....when can i legally kick them out?

Old 02-04-2008, 02:50 PM
Location: Blue Ridge Mtns of NC
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Generally speaking, I believe a parent's legal obligation to provide for their offspring ends at 18 years of age in North Carolina.

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Old 02-04-2008, 03:22 PM
Location: North Raleigh
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When I was a teenager my Mom found a totally funny yet effective sign to hang on my bedroom door. I no longer have it but it went something like this "ATTENTION TEENAGERS! Move out now while you still know everything!"
Old 02-04-2008, 03:37 PM
Location: Up above the world so high!
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Originally Posted by pcfreeland View Post
My 18 and 20 year old are just doing everything they can to prove they dont need parents any more....when can i legally kick them out?
Eighteen - go for it if you need to!
Old 02-04-2008, 03:37 PM
Location: The 12th State
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If they are boys paint there rooms Pink and play music you know they will hate

Here another sign

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Old 02-05-2008, 07:37 AM
Location: State of Being
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Sunny - great sign!

I heard a story about Ethel Kennedy and how she handled her kids when they were being totally impossible and she was having trouble controlling their behavior. One day the kids came home, found all the doors locked and went looking around the house . . . and discovered tents thrown in the back yard. Their mom came outside, told them if they were gonna behave like animals, they could live in the outdoors. She tossed them some toilet paper b/f she went back in.

Now there's a strategy . . .
Old 02-06-2008, 01:29 PM
Location: beautiful NC mountains!
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Last summer I told my 18 year old that while I paid the bills and provided the house he had to live by my rules. If my rules were not acceptable to him then he knew where the door was. I also told him that I would not pay for college, or cell phone, or insurance on his car or health insurance or anything else if he wanted to move out. Guess who began to abide by the rules and is now a full time college student with terrific grades!

My general rule is: when they graduate from high school and they are no longer a full time student(in college) they must either move out or pay rent.
Old 02-06-2008, 02:00 PM
Location: between here and there
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I lived in fear of the perpetual teenager who never leaves home and lays around contributing nothing to the household or society so early on, we made sure our kids knew that it was hs, college, up to a year at home establishing yourselves, and then out of the nest....so far, 3 out of 4 have done very nicely with the youngest still in hs....freeloaders are not welcome on my doorstep....ohhhh I sound like a mean mom but it works for us.....love them enough to push them out into the world

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Old 02-07-2008, 05:19 PM
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Is the 18 year old finished with high school?

If so, you can kick them out now. Definitely the 20 year old can go.

Old 08-27-2009, 06:53 PM
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if child is 18 and enrolled in high school in state of maryland...is it legal to kick them out of the house? yes or no?
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