Anonymous asked in Pregnancy & ParentingToddler & Preschooler · 9 months ago

Is this reasonable?

Is it reasonable for a parent to take away phones and ground an 18 year old and a 24 year old? 

9 Answers

  • Edna
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    A parent can certainly take away a phone and 'ground' (to a certain extent) an 18-year-old who is still living in the parents' home. But, you can't legally take away the phone or ground a 24-year-old. A 24-year-old is a grown adult. 

  • Roddy
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    18 & 24 year olds are not kids. Parents can no longer punish them other than requiring them to find their own home within a reasonable time.

    Taking away their possessions is a form of theft and illegal.

  • Mark
    Lv 7
    9 months ago


    Both are fully grown adults & taking

    away proprty is thef last time I ch'ckd

    so the parent's are in the wrong hėrė !!

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    no it's sick


    Source(s): common sense
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  • 9 months ago

    If my adult children required grounding, I would wonder where I failed as a parent. They would be required to move out if they did were disrespectful of normal societal rules.

  • 9 months ago

    Yes, you can legally ground them until they're 56

  • 9 months ago

    Honestly as a parent if you couldn't afford and buy and have insurance on a phone at 18 and 24 you're lazy.  if parents are buying they can trash the thing if they want.

    You need to be working, earning, buying on your own so no one can take it away.

    You also need a degree and a career and shouldnt be living at home bumming a phone and bitching about it.

  • keerok
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    If the said 18 and 24 year olds live in the house of the parents, YES!

  • 9 months ago

    i think that if they're over 19 and have a job/contribute to the house that shouldn't be a good way to discipline kids. there's obviously something going wrong if you have to resort to this. maybe try other techniques and if the 24y/o isnt respecting you in your house, threaten to kick them out

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