Nowadays parents like to give pocket money to their kids as a means of encouragement. Others think it has some negative aspects. What are the advantages and disadvantages of pocket money?
With the development of our modern society, people’s living conditions have become more
and more comfortable. But along with intense competition, parents have less time to
consider children’s needs comprehensively. One method to solve this contradiction is to give children some pocket money. Pocket money is useful to children. But it is debated
whether children are capable enough to make correct use of the money. There are two viewpoints about the pocket money. Some people think that giving children pocket money will make them become luxurious. Others think that will not lead to such disadvantage. In
my opinion, both of them are partially reasonable.
Someone believes that giving children pocket money really has many advantages. With pocket money, children can buy their daily necessities such as pencils, little toys, and
snack food they like. It will give children a certain freedom to select what they want, make them aware rules of the equivalent exchange. Since time to parents is very precious, giving pocket money to children help them to save time spent in shopping, but used in
busy working and earning money.
Others insist that there are undoubtedly some disadvantages in spending pocket money. First, young children do not know how to use pocket money appropriately, they possibly consume all the money to buy expensive merchandise that they like, and then ask for extra money from their parents. Some parents cosset their children, and always give them a large amount of pocket money. Such conditions will make children become more and more prodigal. Second, since adults do not supervise the procedure of shopping, children could probably buy something that is not suitable for their age, such as adult magazines.
Judging these two viewpoints above-mentioned, I think that parents should give their
children a limited amount of pocket money. There are some preconditions: the amount of pocket money must be finite; the parents should instruct their children how to use the money moderately and what is suitable to them. As for a costly piece of merchandise,
parents themselves should take children to buy it. With these prerequisites, pocket money will do no harm to their children.