Please tell me if you think I'm wrong about this. My son wan

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Please tell me if you think I'm wrong about this. My son wants to go back to his after school program next school year which only cost $670 for the 10 months does he really have to go no bc of our work schedules we don't really need after school care. He likes to go so he can play with his friends. My h is telling me how we can't afford it. I'm sorry but if you play your $lut $200 a month in child support you can clearly pay for your son to go to his after school program which comes out to $67 a month for 10 months. No excuse why my son can't go.

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Jun 20

I'm going to ask a question based on my experience... does son seem like he wants to go to the after school program to avoid something at home?
is this after school program good for him?
is there another way that he can have time with friends outside of this program? -friends come over to the house?
I've got a social butterfly myself and he is always wanting to do... to play sports.... to go.... friends are way cooler than being with parents- he even frowns on us going to youth programs as it's not fun if we're there- part of growing up and trying to find who you are away from parents- but unless it's a good group/ program it may do more harm than good in the end..... just some things to ponder and as always I'd make a pro and con list and see which one has the most benefit.... praying that God will provide the funds and be with you all- sounds like hubby had an affair that ended in another child being born- I commend you for staying and working on your marriage, hope you have a great counselor. also praying that you will both be given the wisdom and help in make the best decisions regarding all of your children and yourselves for your family. good luck through it all....

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Jun 20

@MoMox2 my son isn't going to the after school program to avoid anything at home he has no idea what is going on. He liked to go bc his friends from school go. But actually last night we decided not to send him. My son wants to go but he only wants to go for the HR. After talking we just couldn't see spending the money for the HR when is dad is always home when he gets out of school or if my h has to work a day shift his older sister is home. My son is very involved in his activities and sports and all lot of his friends are involved in these as well.

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Jun 22

@Snsa glad you all talked it out and came to a decision that works... many of things can help socialize without putting possible financial burdens on us... your son sounds a lot like mine :) best wishes!! btw mine just turned 13.

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