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I have a 24 year old daughter who has been a mother herself for 30 months. My granddaughter seem no worse for wear however my daughter so far has taken no responsibility financially or otherwise except to spend her days with her ( me and my ex wife have been supporting the baby's needs ) as much as I talk to her about being more responsibe she never initiates anything. Also the baby's father is emotionlly and phyically abusive to my daughter who accepts this behavior. What's a father to do?


Neale Godfrey Replied: I will try to tackle your issue with regard to finance, in which I have the most expertise. You can only coach your daughter in creating a budget. You want to teach her the concept of ‘finite'. Walk her through the steps of budgeting and saving. I also encourage you to give her my book, "Money Doesn't Grow on Trees" to help guide her. In addition, you want to make sure that you begin to instill your granddaughter with strong financial values. It is very difficult to mandate these lessons to an adult child, but I am sure that your daughter will want to do the best for her own child by learning to be responsible herself.
Posted On 2009-09-01 16:58:09
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