Single Mom Tells Daughter About Financial Struggles, Friend Disagrees

Alfe Mercado
Mother and daughter
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In a heartwarming story of r/AmItheAsshole, a mother adopted her niece when she was just over a year old. She runs her own restaurant but the pandemic has hit the business hard. To make ends meet, she rents out a few houses and apartments. Recently, one of the apartments flooded and there was a fire at her restaurant, exacerbating their financial problems. When her best friend moved in with her to save money, the mother discussed their financial situation in front of her 8-year-old daughter. While some Redditors praised her for teaching her daughter about the value of money and the importance of saving, others criticized her for burdening her child with adult problems. What do you think? Is the mother an a**hole for telling her young daughter about their financial struggles or is it an important lesson in real-world problem-solving?

A heartwarming story of a mother's love for her niece ❤️

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Friend moves in to save money, but disagrees with struggles.

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Smart childcare arrangement for single mom and friend's disagreement.

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Single mom's financial success despite struggles 💰

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Single mom faces financial crisis after fire and flood 😔

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Teaching kids about financial struggles: A valuable lesson? 💰

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Little girl offers help to struggling single mom, heartwarming 🥰

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Teaching kids about financial struggles: When is it appropriate? 💰

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Opening up about financial struggles to kids: Acceptable or not?

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Single mom struggles financially and tells daughter, friend disagrees 😔

Being a single mom is tough enough, but when financial struggles hit, it can be even harder. In this post, a single mom shares her story of how she told her daughter about their financial situation after a fire at her restaurant and a costly repair. While her daughter offered to help out by selling some of her toys and setting up a lemonade stand, her friend disagreed with the mom's decision to tell her daughter about their financial struggles. The mom's perspective is that it's okay to be honest with her daughter about what's going on and to teach her about budgeting and saving. But what do you think? Should parents shield their children from financial struggles, or is it better to be honest with them? Join the conversation in the comments below.

Explaining household finances to kids can be tricky but important 💰. NTA for being honest and reassuring to your daughter 🙏

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NTA mom explains financial struggles, daughter offers to help 💪

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Honesty is the best policy when it comes to financial struggles 💰

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Teaching financial responsibility to kids: NTA mom gets support 🙌

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Proud single mom handles financial talk like a boss 💪

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Talking to kids about finance helps reduce their anxiety 😌

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Be mindful of your daughter's response. Children internalize problems 😕

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Teaching kids about finances is crucial 💸

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Honesty is the best policy when discussing financial struggles with kids 💰

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Being honest with kids about finances is crucial 💰

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Debate over parenting: When is it okay to talk about finances?

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To tell or not to tell children about financial struggles? 🤔

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Debating whether or not to tell kids about financial struggles 💰

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Parent's financial struggles and dishonesty can harm child's confidence 😢

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Honesty is the best policy! 🤝

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Honesty is key. NTA for being upfront with your child 😊

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Explaining financial struggles to children: age-appropriate or not? NTA

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Empathetic comment reassures single mom about discussing finances with daughter 💰

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Choosing to reassure daughter about finances earns NTA judgement 🙌

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Support for single mom's approach to discussing finances with daughter

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Handling financial struggles with honesty and kindness - NTA

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Parent shares experience of financial struggle, importance of hiding it.

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Being honest with kids about money struggles: NTA 👍

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Honesty is the best policy when it comes to finances! 💰

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Teaching kids about money early on is great parenting 👏💰

No_Bee7900 | No_Bee7900

Honesty is the best policy 🤝

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Encouraging support for single mom's age-appropriate honesty with child. 🙌

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Teaching financial struggles to kids: NTA and important lesson.

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Teaching financial responsibility to children 👍

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Breaking the taboo of financial struggles, it's okay to share 🤝

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Honesty is the best policy 🤝 Trusting relationships 💕

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Explaining financial struggles to kids can be tough but important 💰

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Being honest with kids about financial struggles is important. 👍

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Honesty about financial struggles is important for kids' peace of mind 💰

MysteryoftheGods | MysteryoftheGods

Explaining financial struggles to kids is tough, but necessary. 👍

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Honesty is the best policy with kids about financial struggles 💰

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Honesty is key. Checking in later helps clarify any miscommunications 🤝

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Talking to kids about money early can prevent future troubles 💰

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Teaching kids about money: 👍 for honesty, age-appropriate approach

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NTA gets praise for handling financial struggles with daughter 💰

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Learning from parents' financial struggles: a valuable lesson 👍

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Honesty about finances is important for children's future success 🤑

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Teaching kids financial responsibility pays off in the long run 💰💸

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Open and honest parenting wins hearts 💕

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Teaching kids about financial struggles: To share or not to share? 🤔

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Trust is key 👍 Single mom earns integrity points

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Breaking the cycle: Openness about finances with kids is crucial 💸

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Explaining financial struggles to a child - NTA 👍

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Teaching kids about financial responsibility builds trust and understanding 💰

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Explaining financial struggles to kids: NTA for handling it well 👍

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Teaching kids financial responsibility from a young age 🤑💰

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Friend challenges single mom's honesty about financial struggles 🤔


Teaching kids about finances early makes them responsible adults 💰

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Why it's important for parents to talk to their kids about money 💵

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Teaching financial responsibility to kids 🏦💰👩‍👧

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Childhood poverty taught valuable lessons, NTA for honesty with daughter.

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Is it okay to talk to kids about financial struggles? 🤔

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Teaching budgeting to kids: a valuable lesson! 💰

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Empathetic reply shows understanding of financial struggles, offers advice ❤️

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