Should a father always help his children even in adulthood? Would you help your offspring financially or otherwise if they had lost everything?

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Erik Mojica added this answer.

Being a parent (father or mother) is a lifelong commitment. Parenthood does not end when the child reaches adulthood.

That said, loving your child, or anyone else for that matter, does not mean bail them out or give them everything they ask even when they are need. Love sometimes means withholding assistance when otherwise doing so would harm the recipient by enabling or encouraging bad behavior.

For example, if the adult child has lost everything because they were financially irresponsible then a loving parent must think twice about bailing the child out because the parent is not doing their part in assisting the child to grow and learn from their mistakes. A situation like this may be better handled by the parent letting their child suffer the consequences and forcing them to grow up instead of being coddled.

I hope this helps. I would also refer you to Dave Ramsey, at least when it deals with finances (http://bit.ly/1fD1gxK).

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