Do you pay your parents rent whilst you're living at home in the holidays?

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Hello. My mum has asked me to pay her money each week whilst I'm living at home this summer. This is my first year at university and whilst my mum has asked me to pay during the Christmas and easter break, it has never been as long as a summer holiday (now until late September). I pay for my own mobile phone and laptop, I'm quite petite and so I definitely don't eat her out of house and home. She is asking me to pay her £10 a week until the end of September. I was just interested to see what other students thought of this
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Hello. My mum has asked me to pay her money each week whilst I'm living at home this summer. This is my first year at university and whilst my mum has asked me to pay during the Christmas and easter break, it has never been as long as a summer holiday (now until late September). I pay for my own mobile phone and laptop, I'm quite petite and so I definitely don't eat her out of house and home. She is asking me to pay her £10 a week until the end of September. I was just interested to see what other students thought of this
Just thought I'd also mention that my mum is a chef and so a lot of the time she brings food home for us to eat so she doesn't have to go food shopping as much as the average person does
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I'm not a university student yet but £10 a week is hardly anything
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I didn't. But I did most of the chores when I was at home, and paid for all my own expenses including food.
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No. As an asian, I am not familiar with this concept of paying rent to live at my parents' house.
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No. As an asian, I am not familiar with this concept of paying rent to live at my parents' house.
Me neither, my parents find it weird and awkward if i offer them money and i'm a graduate student now.

But your mum may feel she's struggling financially or that she should be instilling a sense of responsibility in you
it's probably energy bills anyway that those £10 would go towards
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Me neither, my parents find it weird and awkward if i offer them money and i'm a graduate student now.

But your mum may feel she's struggling financially or that she should be instilling a sense of responsibility in you
it's probably energy bills anyway that those £10 would go towards
I give my mum about £500 each month. I work full-time now and I appreciate everything they've done for me to get me where I am. When she retires, she don't have to worry about any living expenses I'll get that covered no problem.
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I give my mum about £500 each month. I work full-time now and I appreciate everything they've done for me. When she retires, she don't have to worry about any living expenses I'll get that covered no problem.
That's great i hope to be in that position one day
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no, i don't and my parents have said they won't expect me to at any point. ten pounds a week is pretty reasonable though
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I didn't. But I did most of the chores when I was at home, and paid for all my own expenses including food.
Yep that sounds reasonable. I do the chores whilst my mum is at work
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Me neither, my parents find it weird and awkward if i offer them money and i'm a graduate student now.

But your mum may feel she's struggling financially or that she should be instilling a sense of responsibility in you
it's probably energy bills anyway that those £10 would go towards
Yes we're definitely not well off or anything like that so I thinks its quite reasonable. Thanks for the response!
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Do you have a job? Bit tight to charge your kids rent during holidays in my opinion but as the person above me said, £10 is not a lot. Might just have to suck it up until you can go to uni unfortunately.
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I always did pay my parents rent when at home, especially when I was working.

They have supported you the best they can all your life up until then, it's only fair that you help them when you are able to.

I worked during the university holidays.

My parents were not well off but put some of the money myself and sibling gave them and used it to buy us things for our houses when we moved out permanently.
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