I don't know any german teenagers. I'm from America and being someone who was on my own before I was fully prepared as a teenager and in my experiences, hell no, a 15 year old is not mentally prepared to be on their own for the rest of their lives. They're still hormonal and at that age rebelling against someone (generally speaking). If there's no parent there to set boundaries they will test other boundaries, maybe legal, maybe moral. I'm sure there are exceptions to the rule, but for the most part 15 year olds absolutely need someone to tell them no and give a shit what they're doing. They're still mentally children.so 15 year old german boy is capable but a 15 year old american boy ain't? please explain why this is..lol If they black, reality beat they ass from the pussy, waiting 18yrs to fight back is silly to me.At that age they should have the freedom to be a teenager, not worried about bills and a roof over their head. 15 is too young. They have all their life to let reality beat their ass, there's no need to rush it a few years.ThisI see no problem with it, it gives them a taste of the real world and it works great in Germany by allowing them extra freedoms and working and making their lively hoods better. Truth be told in America we baby our children thus the reason why the 20s are the hardest on someone who wasn't born with money. You break them down early on and than by their early twenties they are finished with college or have a trade and tripped over a little bit, but are steady.
The sooner my children learn that the world isn't what you see on Disney Jr or VH1 the better.
If they got the means to do for themselves, I'm wishing them well and telling them not to forget to call they Mom every now and again.
If they think they are ready to fly, I'm pushing them from the nest. School and work @ the same time is difficult for an adult, so I can only imagine how insane it must be for a teen.
The ends justify the means for me in this case
It is insane and a hard headed teenager is going to sink more often then swim. All you said is good hypothetically but in reality it will fuck up your kids, they will feel abandoned regardless of the circumstances. And more often than not they will make fucked up decisions that will stay with them. A 15 year old isn't mentally capable of being on their own, there are better ways to teach them a lesson.
and i was round the same age when i was on my own the second time and i was ready...
so saying every kid thats that age isn't ready is not right..