Originally Posted by milos_mommy
The kids' side...provided they're adults (I'll say over 21), not 18 or 19 year old "adults" who are still acting as dependents upon their parent's.
Lots of adult children live at home. They either pay rent, or they don't. It's not a parent's obligation or responsibility to financial assist (be it through money, or low-cost rent, etc) their ADULT children. They're doing this because they WANT to and are able to.
If they way their children handle their finances bother them, it's time to either get over it, kick the kids out, or charge a reasonable rent.
Actually, that is incorrect. Some cultures, it IS considered a parents responsibility to financially assist until the child is on their feet.