• becky replied to the topic Charging Your Child Rent in the forum Chit Chat 2 months, 1 week ago

    Each of mine pay £100 a month. I cook for them, usually, but they do their own washing and cleaning. They also are expected to help around the house and garden. My youngest doesnt pay as yet, as he has no earnings, but he is on a work trial this week, and knows that he will pay digs as soon as he is paid.
    I pay all their mobile bills, but expect…[Read more]

  • I pay £300 a month. I keep mostly to myself. I don’t have to buy groceries, just add to the weekly list, and will have dinner saved if it’s saveable or I want it, and will sort myself out if not. I do my own washing if I’ve enough for a wash, but mum will always ask if I have any whites/ coloureds/ darks for the wash. I do my own ironing. I have…[Read more]

  • I used to pay for bills like oil and broadband as and when I had the money (I was freelance at the time and my mother is self employed so appreciated that you have to wait until you have been paid….).
    Rather than regular rent.

    Agree, no way would I have wanted anyone in my room as an adult. I didn’t even want my washing going in with hers as…[Read more]

  • lea replied to the topic Charging Your Child Rent in the forum Chit Chat 2 months, 1 week ago

    I am not a parent .
    But there’s no way you should be cleaning the room of an adult child even if they are paying you something for me that’s a no no .
    I would sit her down tell her what the deal is I would go for an affordable amount but tell her that from now on she does her own room and laundry then you either try to enforce a stanadard or you…[Read more]

  • 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 2 months, 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 2 months, 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 2 months, 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]

  • 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 2 months, 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 2 months, 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.

  • 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]

  • 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]

  • 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 3 months, 1 week 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 3 months, 1 week 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 3 months, 1 week 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]

  • 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 3 months, 1 week 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 3 months, 1 week 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]

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