Should children pay the family monthly maintainence charges?Most families run on a joint income to make ends meet by the end of the month. Most children above 21 years, start earning and give the salary or part of it to parents to run the house.
But in many families, the parents take care of their children. In our neighbourhood, I feel sad to see youths just roaming on bikes, wearing good clothes, smoking and drinking in the late evening etc, and all this without going to work. The poor parents and elder siblings have to bear the additional burden.
Parents worry as to how to make them more responsible and often get them married so that at least they'll mend their ways. Instead, can the parents ask the grown-up children to make monthly payments like how paying guests are charged for food and accommodation? At least this would make them go out and try to earn a living.