When it comes to big expenses, most of us parents are giving our teens too much credit and too little credit, all at the same time. How so? On the one hand, we’re giving our teens too much credit (in the form of dollars) by covering big ticket items for them — often when we can’t even afford them ourselves. On the other hand, we’re giving our teens too little credit (in terms of respect for their capabilities) by assuming they can’t handle paying for at least a portion of these major expenses on their own.
Here are 4 big expenses that your teen is perfectly capable of paying for, despite your assumptions otherwise: