Originally Posted by SXMGirl
I agree with you; however, unless you were asked, it really is none of your concern. We have a generation of children, most of whom will never live the lifestyle of their parents. They have not had to work for anything. Good parenting requires that children have some responsibility. If their daughter has been given everything up until now, the next thing expected is the college educaiton and a new car. Just wait until reality sets in for both parents and child.
IMO, paying for college is one thing, expecting
parents to flat out pay for any car is another. My parents bought me my first car (used from a neighbor) right after H.S. graduation and I paid the entire $800 back. I took a FT receptionist job right after graduation so I had the money to do this. I didn't go to college until I was 26 and married, so I paid for my own education. My parents' finances would not have permitted them to assist with my college education anyway.
My parents also charged me $25/week board and $100/month car insurance since the policy was under their name. I faithfully paid for four years until the day I left their home when I was 22 years old.
It's up to the parents to firmly draw the line on what expenses they will absorb and which should be the child's responsibility.