Do your children bring pocket money to school?

@Ayuriny (5176)
Denpasar, Indonesia
October 10, 2016 10:04pm CST
At the school where I work, the students are not allowed to bring money to school as their lunch is already provided by the school. However some other schools have school canteens that their students can buy some meals there. How about you children? Do they bring money to school? Or, when you were still in school, did you bring pocket money to school?
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@XinfulThotz (4184)
• Singapore, Singapore
11 Oct 16
yes, when I was in school, I bring pocket money to school. Meals are not provided by the school. We have to buy our meals at the canteen. And even if meals are provided, it is still advisable to give some shillings (coins) to children in case they miss their school bus, or maybe other emergency that need a coin or two..
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@Ayuriny (5176)
• Denpasar, Indonesia
11 Oct 16
That's interesting. How much was your daily pocket money, and what could you buy with that amount of money?
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• Singapore, Singapore
11 Oct 16
@Ayuriny when I was primary 1 it was $1, primary 2: $2, primary 3: $3, primary 4 to primary 6: $5 Secondary school onwards: $10 I can eat my meals and save up, buy stationery and small things i like in the bookshop/ stationery shop.
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@Ayuriny (5176)
• Denpasar, Indonesia
11 Oct 16
@XinfulThotz Very good that you could save up some. How did you save your money? Did you have a piggy bank? I remember that I had a new piggy bank each year.
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• United States
12 Oct 16
When I went to school - I was not qualified for free lunch and on days my mom didn't pack lunch, I would buy. :)
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@Ayuriny (5176)
• Denpasar, Indonesia
12 Oct 16
So yoi bought your lunch at school canteen? What did you usually buy?
• United States
12 Oct 16
@Ayuriny In elementary you didn't really have a choice you get what the others were getting that day. Middle school you had options like pizza, buyer, chicken sandwich, snacks chips, soda, junk food etc same with high school Now I think they're good a little healthier though
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@Ayuriny (5176)
• Denpasar, Indonesia
12 Oct 16
@infatuatedbby Yes, you're right.
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@Judy890 (1633)
• United States
11 Oct 16
Oh yes when I was in school my parents always gave me money because the school lunch was horrible lol
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@Ayuriny (5176)
• Denpasar, Indonesia
11 Oct 16
Horrible?? Why was it horrible? ....Lol
@Judy890 (1633)
• United States
11 Oct 16
@Ayuriny they use to have bread and boiled chicken (I hate boiled chicken I prefer fried) they also would have green pease in the side and I hated peas. They also would have mash potatoes and gravy or dry Mac and cheese. When I went to high school I started eating school lunch. Elementary school lunch was disgusting.
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@Ayuriny (5176)
• Denpasar, Indonesia
11 Oct 16
@Judy890 Ok, now I believe that your elementary school lunch was horrible. ....Lol.
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@1creekgirl (12010)
• United States
11 Oct 16
My 13 year old grandson has a debit card. At first I thought it was a bad idea, but his dad explained that it was safer than carrying cash or a gift card. And hopefully my grandson will learn to budget his "debit card allowance. "
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@Ayuriny (5176)
• Denpasar, Indonesia
11 Oct 16
I agree that having a debit card is safer than carrying cash. So, how is your 13 year old grandson? Has he spent some money from his debit card yet?
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@1creekgirl (12010)
• United States
11 Oct 16
@Ayuriny He has, not sure how it's going. His dad made it clear that if he spends it foolishly, he'll have to wait to get any more.
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@Ayuriny (5176)
• Denpasar, Indonesia
11 Oct 16
@1creekgirl That's good for him. He must start to learn to manage his money wisely.
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• Singapore, Singapore
11 Oct 16
oh yes, when i was a kid my parents gave me enough for a meal. when i was primary 1, i was having 30 cents a day. well i could get myself a bowl of noodle in school for what i was given.
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@Ayuriny (5176)
• Denpasar, Indonesia
11 Oct 16
Nice story. So was it only a bowl noodle you got with your 39 cents pocket money?
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• Singapore, Singapore
13 Oct 16
@Ayuriny yes! only for lunch. Breakfast and dinner is prepared by my parents at home.
@MGjhaud (20672)
• Philippines
11 Oct 16
my nephew's class starts at 1:00PM and it ends at 4:00. he's almost 4yrs old so no pocket money yet. he bring his own snacks. his mother would most probably allow him to bring money on his own when it's about time of course. for now, we let the nanny keep it everyday just in case.
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@Ayuriny (5176)
• Denpasar, Indonesia
11 Oct 16
He is still very young. Does he know how to buy and pay with his money yet?
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@MGjhaud (20672)
• Philippines
11 Oct 16
haha not yet. he doesn't know what money is or what it can do.
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@ms1864 (6975)
• Bangalore, India
11 Oct 16
I don't have children but we had the canteen system where i went to school. So i got pocket money for that. ..i loved saving it too.
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@Ayuriny (5176)
• Denpasar, Indonesia
11 Oct 16
Did you remember how much was your pocket money?
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@ms1864 (6975)
• Bangalore, India
11 Oct 16
yes...i lived in UAE ...so in the currency there i got Dhs 2 or 3 ...which was enough.
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@Daljinder (22183)
• India
12 Oct 16
Yes, we brought money daily but very rarely used it to buy food. It was supposed to be for emergency cases. Otherwise, we had packed lunches from home with healthy food.
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@Ayuriny (5176)
• Denpasar, Indonesia
12 Oct 16
It's good that you seldom bought food at school. Packed lunch brought from home is always better.