Advantages And Disadvantages Of Living With Parents

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The majority of teenagers for years dream about the day they finally get to move out of their parents home and start living independently. Suddenly when it's time to move out and live on their own it becomes overwhelming. Most teenagers think they are ready to take on the responsibility of living independently but when reality sets in, they realize that providing for themselves is surprisingly more difficult than living with their family. Living alone and living with family has its own advantages and disadvantages which include the amount of responsibilities, freedom and financial stability an individual has.

When living with your parents, everything is prepared for you. The responsibilities a teenager is given are based on the parents trying to prepare them for early adulthood. This means sharing responsibilities that contribute to the house such as chores. For example, today you have to do the dishes, the next day you have to clean the living room and the bathroom. A disadvantage of living with your parents would be the amount of freedom you are given. For example, you have a set curfew time to be home by, and the consequences of arriving late past the curfew time would be a punishment like getting grounded, no internet for two days, or getting your favorite play system taken away. You’re not allowed to talk on the phone past certain hours and you’re not allowed to go to that concert you’ve been waiting to go to because your parents would rather have you stay home.

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