I’ve just read an interesting article in TOI on parenting the children to make them understand the importance of savings out of the pocket money they figure out every time. Well, I can not debate the fact that parenting has become a tougher job these days where the kids have got their own desires from what to wear to where they want to holiday. Nothing can justify this more than the changing times and lifestyles of human race.
When I was a kid I never knew about this pocket-money jargon. Whenever I wanted money I would ask my parents. This apart, my grand parents used to give me some rupees to keep my kitty full most of the time. I still remember the kid in me who always wondered what should be done with the money she was given.
Times change, people change, things change, resulting in an eventual change of parenting. The article says- if you make your kid think that he/she will have to adjust everything with in the pocket money, a rebellious attitude develops. I wonder where the same rebelliousness was hidden in earlier generations! Truth is to be accepted, no matter how boring or stunning. These days’ children have got this kind of rebellious attitude as an inherent quality. It is up to the parents how they address the same and how they care to keep their kids normal.
Short-term savings play an important role in building the consciousness for the desire of long term savings. Of course, every penny needs to be accounted for the kid’s own will and wish. Every kid shall be exposed to the joy of saving and getting benefited out of the same. This attitude not only builds the discipline in money management, as I believe this way of parenting will have it’s own impact on many other mature psychic actions of the child as he grows older.
The way the parents save or spend the money has huge to do with the qualities that the kid adapt time to time. If the same continues and if the kid starts challenging the parents for what they are and for what they reject the child to do, no answer can be suitable to get the child normal yet again.
PS: This topic is out of the box for the age group I belong to. This is just a hit at the parenting. Please let me know how do you feel.