• milly89 replied to the topic Charging Your Child Rent in the forum Chit Chat 1 week ago

    I paid 1/4 of my salary to my parents as soon as I started earning at 18.

  • jyn replied to the topic Charging Your Child Rent in the forum Chit Chat 1 week ago

    Mine got tough love. Back then £50 a week, when they got a proper job £100. I keep the door on the bedroom door shut, if they left their clutter in the house it got thrown through the door. I do not clean or hoover their room, but I treat them as adults and do not go through their stuff. They got free food, no bills and car help. To put it into p…[Read more]

  • Suee replied to the topic Charging Your Child Rent in the forum Chit Chat 1 week ago

    I think I used to pay £200 a month and that was as soon as I had left uni and was in employment. However whatever my mum charged they would have taken earnings into consideration, i.e. she wouldn’t have charged £200 if I was only bringing home a small amount. They worked it out on extra water charge having me there (they would see the increase i…[Read more]

  • nab replied to the topic Charging Your Child Rent in the forum Chit Chat 1 week ago

    Mine paid housekeeping contribution when she left college and started in a job, it came out of her 2nd months wages.
    I didn’t do her washing nor went into her room once she started at college.

    I think its good for them to learn how to budget. Having shown her what came in financially, and how much went out, she realised how little I was asking of…[Read more]

  • Sammyf replied to the topic Charging Your Child Rent in the forum Chit Chat 1 week ago

    Since I was about 14 our rooms were our space (my sister is a **** tip fan)

    I paid rent as soon as I was earning (about 1/4 of my wage) and at that sort of age neither of us would have been very impressed with a parent going into our rooms, to sort out our stuff.

    Washing varied, depending on what needed doing, meals ditto.

  • bella replied to the topic Charging Your Child Rent in the forum Chit Chat 1 week ago

    My parents took 1/3 of my wage for the 12 months or so I lived at home after uni – and no they did not clean my room or do my washing!!! But I was often cooked for.
    Unbeknown to me at the time, they saved what I paid and gave it back to me when I bought my first flat.

  • jaz replied to the topic Charging Your Child Rent in the forum Chit Chat 1 week ago

    My mum used to charge me £20.00 a week and as soon as I started working full time she said I had to pay rent, which I did.
    Get it into your daughters head as soon as poss, that she needs to start paying now she can afford to. The longer its left the harder it is, it just has to be a token amount at first if she’s not earning that much.

  • burton replied to the topic Charging Your Child Rent in the forum Chit Chat 1 week ago

    Mine pays £50 per month. He keeps his own room clean but I do his washing and most of his evening meals.

    I don’t think you can realistically get back what it costs, but to me it’s more of a token gesture to get them used to having outgoings.

    I wouldn’t dream of cleaning sons room myself. I’d ask him to do it if it wasn’t up to scratch, b…[Read more]

  • Meredith started the topic Charging Your Child Rent in the forum Chit Chat 1 week ago

    How much do you charge your child rent per week? Does this include washing, cleaning room etc? My daughters in a trainee position and her wage isn’t brilliant. She has her own car but we pay for the insurance. I’ve just tidied her room and honestly, it would be more hygienic for her to sleep on the streets. I’m seething. Husband and I have threa…[Read more]

  • Meredith replied to the topic Tooth abscess advice PLEASE in the forum Health 1 month ago

    I have just finished my course of antibiotics having been diagnosed with a tooth abcess last week.

    The pain started on the Monday afternoon – on and off but I could cope.
    The Tuesday i was taking regular pain killers and they were taking the pain away.
    Tuesday night i was woken with the most immense pain!
    I went to the dentist the next day (Wed)…[Read more]

  • amber replied to the topic Tooth abscess advice PLEASE in the forum Health 1 month ago

    I had a very large abscess a couple of months ago, whole face swelled and the pain and pressure was immense so I really empathise with you! I alternated between ibruprofen and co-codamol which helped and was on 2 antibiotics – it burst on the 4th or 5th day. I woke up with this strange taste in my mouth, pulled on my cheek when I opened my mouth…[Read more]

  • guy replied to the topic Tooth abscess advice PLEASE in the forum Health 1 month ago

    Get the thing taken out asap job done! Hope you feel better soon and are able to fly.

  • lea replied to the topic Tooth abscess advice PLEASE in the forum Health 1 month ago

    I really do know how you feel..One of my teeth has a recurrent abcess my dentist cannot seem to shift. Have just finished a second course of amoxyxillin & metronidazole combined. Root canal next week and I am dreading it.

    Oil of cloves can work well – it’s a very old remedy but it numbs the gum. If you now have localised pain rather than general…[Read more]

  • pakpak replied to the topic Tooth abscess advice PLEASE in the forum Health 1 month ago

    Once you take antibiotics the abscess should reduce or disappear altogether – the idea of the thing “bursting” is making me wince! I’ve dug a couple of people up – long dead Time Team stuff – who had abscesses in life that blew holes down through their jaw bones!!! Ah, the Good Old Days full of dripping pustulent peasants eh?

    Keep taking the…[Read more]

  • jyn replied to the topic Tooth abscess advice PLEASE in the forum Health 1 month ago

    Make a pot of tea, strong, then drink it black. Take the tea bag ( as hot as you can bear!) put it on the infected area. You will look like Brando in the godfather, but ignore that! Keep it there till its cooled down. Repeat as often as you like, and keep drinking black tea (swill it around your mouth and spit if you don’t like it!)
    I didn’t…[Read more]

  • jaz replied to the topic Tooth abscess advice PLEASE in the forum Health 1 month ago

    Thank you all so much for your advice and your empathy! I forgot I’ve got Cocodamol as well, I will definitely buy Orajel too, and ask dentist about metronidazole. Gala I tried warm salt water wash and nearly went through the roof, will try again later… Can’t believe I did an Intro A test yesterday morning (3rd of 3 ) Think the bouncing around…[Read more]

  • becky replied to the topic Tooth abscess advice PLEASE in the forum Health 1 month ago

    I feel your pain, I so remember having tooth abscesses in the past, total agony.

    If you can bear it as a temporary measure to help to burst the little beast, swill your mouth out with hot salt water once an hour or sooner if you can cope with it. It’s quite unpleasant but it does really help to quell the pain and bring the horrible thing out.…[Read more]

  • martha replied to the topic Tooth abscess advice PLEASE in the forum Health 1 month ago

    When my daughter had an abscess amoxicillin didn’t touch it and she needed metronidazole as well to deal with it, she also took paracetamol and codeine – I’m not certain but I think you can take this in addition to ibuprofen. Maybe your dentist could prescribe metronidazole for you tomorrow. Hope you feel better soon.

  • Suee replied to the topic Tooth abscess advice PLEASE in the forum Health 1 month ago

    I really feel for you! Iv’e had 2 and just wanted to pull my head off.
    Orajel is amazing stuff but you have to be careful using it, it has an almost immediate numbing affect and really does work but i found when i used it that when some went on the gum at the back it felt like my throat was closing up and i got a bit panicky. It wasn’t but the…[Read more]

  • nab replied to the topic Tooth abscess advice PLEASE in the forum Health 1 month ago

    Sending sympathy,it’s horrible. A product called Orajel from pharmacy which is topical 10% benzocaine may help a lot with the pain. Worth a try.

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