Parents Let 14-Year-Old Son Live in Separate Guest House: Irresponsible or Genius? 😲

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A 40-year-old father recently shared his family's unique living arrangement that has raised eyebrows and stirred up debate. The family, consisting of the father, his wife, and their 14-year-old son, live on a large property with a main house and a separate guest house. All three family members are introverted and independent, and they've found that allowing their son to live in the guest house has improved their relationships and given everyone the space they need. However, this decision has been met with criticism from relatives and friends, who argue that it's unsafe and irresponsible.

The Family's Living Situation 🏠

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Introverted and Independent Family 👨‍👩‍👦

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The Solution: Moving into the Guest House 🏡

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Benefits for the Family 🌟

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Criticism from Relatives and Friends 😠

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Feeling Guilty? 🥺

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Clarifications: Friends and Moving Out 🤝

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Maturity Matters 🧠

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Family Gatherings and Preferences 🎉

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Respecting Personal Choices ⏰

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Final Thoughts and Gratitude 🙏

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A Unique Living Arrangement Sparks Debate 🤔

This family's unconventional living arrangement has generated mixed reactions, with some praising the parents for respecting their son's independence and others criticizing them for being irresponsible. The father maintains that their son is mature enough to handle the responsibility and that the arrangement has improved their family dynamic. As the debate continues, it's clear that this story has struck a chord with many, highlighting the complexities of modern parenting. What do you think? Share your thoughts and reactions below. 💬

14-year-old has a separate guest house in the backyard. NTA.

Pretend-Preparation | Pretend-Preparation

14-year-old living in a separate guest house? NTA, lucky kid! 😎

apotoftrees | apotoftrees

Letting a 14-year-old live in a separate guest house: NTA 🙌

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14-year-old living in separate guest house: NAH, but not for every child. Relatives overbearing 😒

5ilver5hroud | 5ilver5hroud

NTA for letting son live in separate building, but mild assholeishness for not having him spend SOME part of the visit with family. He needs to learn how to interact with more than just his friends. Good skill set for adulthood. 😊

GroovyYaYa | GroovyYaYa

A 14-year-old living in a separate guest house? NTA explains why it's a great alternative for introverts. 😊

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Teen living in separate guest house on same property - NTA

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Is it responsible parenting to let a 14-year-old live in a separate guest house? 🤔

wobblebase | wobblebase

Concerns raised about responsibility and interaction with parents in separate house.

SquirrelGirlVA | SquirrelGirlVA

14-year-old living in guest house: NTA, giving independence 😎

Kawawa19 | Kawawa19

14-year-old son living in separate guest house: NTA, great parenting.

synesthesiah | synesthesiah

Mature 14-year-old praised for living in guest house. 💪

SmashLanding | SmashLanding

Giving a 14-year-old their own space: NTA or irresponsible? 🤔

justacceptthings | justacceptthings

NTA, but family might feel hurt by son's lack of interaction 😔

whereswaldau | whereswaldau

Teaching independence and responsibility. Not helicopter parenting! 💪

smkultraa | smkultraa

Teaching independence or neglectful parenting? NTA comment section debates 🤔

gamehunter2005 | gamehunter2005

Debate over 14-year-old living in guest house ends with NAH.

NoApollonia | NoApollonia

Trusting a 14-year-old with a separate guest house? NTA wins.

sleepygirlkate | sleepygirlkate

Lucky 14-year-old gets separate guest house! NTA.

ExternalSpeaker9 | ExternalSpeaker9

Teaching independence or neglectful parenting? The debate continues. 🤔

S1ncubus | S1ncubus

Envious commenter wants to be adopted by NTA parents 🥳

elizacandle | elizacandle

14-year-old living in guest house: NTA parent or genius?

PatataMaxtex | PatataMaxtex

NTA. Commenter shares personal experience of similar living arrangements.

twistedfork | twistedfork

Trusting your teenager: NTA comment sparks agreement 👍

BeepBlipBlapBloop | BeepBlipBlapBloop

Teaching independence or neglectful parenting? 🤔

Sockmonkey420 | Sockmonkey420

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lilarila | lilarila

Giving a 14-year-old their own guest house: NTA or irresponsible? 🤔

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Scooby_Smokes_Dooby | Scooby_Smokes_Dooby

Curious about the distance to the guest house? 🤔

MrMcWeasel | MrMcWeasel

14-year-old lives in guest house, but skips family functions? 🤔

weez2 | weez2

Letting son live in guest house: NTA but family gatherings?

rezruiz | rezruiz

14-year-old given separate guest house, NTA comment approves 🏠

MoonMilk4 | MoonMilk4

Lucky 14-year-old gets separate guest house! #ParentingGoals 😎

Dank_Lark | Dank_Lark

Independence at 14? NTA shares positive experience living alone.

RayOfEvilCuteness | RayOfEvilCuteness

14-year-old living in separate guest house: NTA or genius? 🤔

ITworksGuys | ITworksGuys

Teenage son gets his own house - NTA comment sparks controversy 🤔

eyebrowcombover | eyebrowcombover

Teen living in separate guest house to practice piccolo? NTA!

GanglyGambol | GanglyGambol

Teen living in guest house: NTA, trust and ground rules.

Myrddin97 | Myrddin97

Envious replies to a parent's NTA decision.

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14-year-old living in guest house? Cool as hell! NTA 😎

Garrettisakward | Garrettisakward

Teen living in guest house: NTA parent praised for smart move 👏

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14-year-old living alone: NTA, independence is important 🙌

DB_Some_Brown_Kid | DB_Some_Brown_Kid

Mature 14-year-old given own guest house: NTA or genius? 🤔

jmc259 | jmc259

Living in a separate guest house at 14: NTA, but is it healthy?

lilfoxy16 | lilfoxy16

14-year-old's dream come true: private space, video games, freedom. NTA.

lorealjenkins | lorealjenkins

14-year-old son living in guest house? NTA, awesome parents! 😎

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14-year-old living in guest house? NTA says responsible parenting.

thin_white_dutchess | thin_white_dutchess

Trust and healthy relationship with teenage son living in guest house 👍

incubuslove13 | incubuslove13

Setting boundaries and owning your decisions is NTA 👍

griseldabean | griseldabean

Solitary teen appreciates separate guest house. NTA.

bluerazballs | bluerazballs

14-year-old living in separate guest house, NTA comment defends decision.

j9_thousand | j9_thousand

14-year-old living in guest house: NTA says comment, raising a responsible adult 👨‍💻

jnkerr | jnkerr

Teen gets dream guest house, parents win coolest award 🏆

TheBurntHound | TheBurntHound

Parents defend decision to let 14-year-old live in guest house 😊

h_hermano13 | h_hermano13

Giving a 14-year-old his own space? NTA, it's genius! 😎

thektmc | thektmc

14-year-old son living in separate guest house: NTA

MPBoomBoom22 | MPBoomBoom22

Unconventional parenting leads to closer relationships with teens. 😊

e_swinty | e_swinty

Letting a 14-year-old live in a separate guest house: NTA

Tech748 | Tech748

Living in a guesthouse on your parents' property: independence or illusion?

GingerStargazer | GingerStargazer

Teaching independence or negligence? 🤔

M0m033 | M0m033

14-year-old living in guest house? NTA, luckiest kid ever! 😎

525600bitches | 525600bitches

Teen living in guest house: NTA, jealous relatives salty 😂

BlairIsTired | BlairIsTired

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