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My 16 year old has just told me...

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itwasadarkandstormy Wed 04-Oct-17 11:26:55

... that all his friends are given £200 a week by their parents as spending money. I'm calling bullshit.

Actually, I feel like I've had the stuffing knocked out of me. I thought I was generous at about £80 a week.

So, AIBU?

M4Dad Wed 04-Oct-17 11:28:19

<sound of rod whirring away>

dragonsandfairies Wed 04-Oct-17 11:28:23

£80 a week??? At 16 id be saying if you want money then earn it!!

Natsku Wed 04-Oct-17 11:29:37

Bullshit. Or he has very rich spoilt friends. 80 quid a week is incredibly generous (honestly would say it's on the spoiling side), tell him to get a job if he wants more money.

GreenFingersWouldBeHandy Wed 04-Oct-17 11:29:42

Erm... Are you totally loaded? Even £80 is a ridiculous amount of money every week for a teenager! Also, age 16: surely he should be getting a job and earning his own money?

Katedotness1963 Wed 04-Oct-17 11:29:43

My 16 year old get half of what yours gets a week! I thought that was generous...

DancesWithOtters Wed 04-Oct-17 11:29:51

He's talking shite.

You give him £80 a week?! He has more spending money than me!

MyBrilliantDisguise Wed 04-Oct-17 11:29:58

You give him £80 per week? Why?

I can't imagine many people being able to give their child £200 per week - does he mix in very wealthy circles?

TeeniefaeTroon Wed 04-Oct-17 11:30:07

£80 a week!! my almost 16 year old doesn't get any pocket money from us, not that we can't afford it but want her to learn she has to work for what she gets. She has a part time job.

amusedbush Wed 04-Oct-17 11:30:40

I'd bloody love £80 a week to spend on myself and I'm an adult who works full time!

MonkeyJumping Wed 04-Oct-17 11:30:53

What is that meant to cover? We're pretty well off tbh but I wouldn't expect to be giving that kind of cash (£80 or £200) to a teen living at home just for fun?

TooLazyForDrama Wed 04-Oct-17 11:30:53

£80! I was given £20 a MONTH if I’d been judged to have done enough around the house to warrant it. When I was 15 I went out and got my first job and have worked ever since. At 16 he should’ve out earning the £200 per week!

KeiraTwiceKnightley Wed 04-Oct-17 11:30:56

My about to be 15yo gets £45 per month plus sch lunches paid for (usually about another £50). That's quite a lot in my view and we are not badly off.

Walkingdead11 Wed 04-Oct-17 11:31:29

£80 a week?????? Are you actually kidding!!! Mine gets £20 and does jobs. If they do then it's no wonder at all that we have so many entitled little shits in the country!

SleepFreeZone Wed 04-Oct-17 11:31:43

God I wish someone gave me £80 a week. I never received pocket money at all and started working at 14, every weekend.

onadifferentplanet Wed 04-Oct-17 11:31:46

What is he spending 80 quid a week on?

Godotsarrived Wed 04-Oct-17 11:31:50

That's 10 grand a year. I'm also calling bullshit. £80 a week is also an incredible amount. My daughter got about £20 a week and her mobile paid for... I also got her a job in the hotel I ran doing breakfast shifts at the weekend.

0to3SadOnions Wed 04-Oct-17 11:32:09

My dc get £50 a month and I thought I was being generous 😱

MeadowDream Wed 04-Oct-17 11:32:12

A grand a month?? For each child (if they have more than one) Bullshit! I don't have a grand a month spending money between me and DP both working full time and no DC yet.
£80 a week is more than generous of you!

DonkeysDontRideBicycles Wed 04-Oct-17 11:32:37

£200 a week, uhuh. He told you this straight faced?!

MargoLovebutter Wed 04-Oct-17 11:32:42

£80 a week - what for????

PigletWasPoohsFriend Wed 04-Oct-17 11:32:49

£80 A week. hmm

LonginesPrime Wed 04-Oct-17 11:32:57

At 16 id be saying if you want money then earn it!!

^ This!

MyPatronusIsAUnicorn Wed 04-Oct-17 11:34:57

Really?? You happily hand over £80 now to a 16 year old and genuinely want to know if that's ok because his mates get £200. Ok then.

Alexkate2468 Wed 04-Oct-17 11:35:07

What does a sixteen year old living at home spend £80 a week on? No car to fill, I assume most food is school lunch or at home, no bills to pay....

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