Teaching Good Things

Practical Skills for Real Life

Teaching Good Things - Practical Skills for Real Life

Should Kids Help Pay?


Diana left this comment in the comment section of  The Two Most Important Things in Education:

As our kids are getting into the higher teens and they are getting income from various places we have struggled with what to require of them (for example a friend our ours has her children contribute half of any income they earn to the family..but she is a single mom now with 8 kids and they need to do that..they are very hard workers and really take care of each other). We want a family economy but just aren’t sure what to require. We don’t want to encourage mooching as they head into adulthood but feel a bit guilty about having them contribute cash.


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