Do children should be allowed to earn while learn?
April 23, 2016 10:26am CST
Our education systems are designed in such a way that children learn to get good grades and whats there in subject only. They don't get idea how the real world is. one cannot learn until one gets his hand dirty. If the children start working part time they will get good exposure and learn the value of money. There is no talk about money management and business in schools. What happens once a child become adult and start earning money he does not have any idea how to manage it and to use its power to make more money. Thus most of people fall in rate race and could not earn enough to have financial freedom. They end up in paying e.m.i. through out their lives. Thus children should be taught earn while learn and money management.
5 people like this
• Austin, Texas
24 Apr 16
As for working part time, that's OK. But if the kids don't have to work and can focus fully on their academic education, that's better. But for some families, that child's extra income is necessary. I never worked when I went to school. My mom would not allow it. She wanted me focused on preparing myself to attend an institution of higher learning. My husband, on the other hand, worked a part time job and the money he earned helped pay for his school and also contributed to help his parents pay the bills. We both got a good education. But neither school we attended offered money management classes. I think there should be money management and business courses offered in schools.
• Mangalore, India
23 Apr 16
It depends on individuals , rather families in the Indian context. As a student I used to give tuition to school children just to earn some pocket money and I encouraged my children to do the same. I agree that it makes them aware of money and the responsibilities that come with financial freedom!!
• Fairfield, Texas
23 Apr 16
I agree @DharmeshG . Kids today think everything should be handed to them and they don't learn the value of money at all. I started working as a dishwasher in a restaurant at the age of 12 (mostly to help support my mom and 5 brothers and sisters). Sure I wanted to play basketball and run track on the school team, but there are some things more important. Getting an allowance is okay too, but a child should 'earn' that allowance; cleaning their room, taking out the trash, mowing the yard, etc.