4 Things Children Learn When You Give Them a Job

 

It is fantastic to know that you can teach your children the value of money by giving them a job.

 

It is fantastic to know that you can teach your children the value of money by giving them a job. In many families, children think that the word MOM is an acronym for Made of Money. It is easy to understand why they think this. Mom and Dad supply all their needs and many of their wants.  Food, clothing, shelter, technological gadgets, toys and all kinds of delights land at their feet with seemingly no effort at all. Children often grow up thinking that being given all they desire is their due. In fact, it is not, children, like adults, need to work for what they receive. One of my favorite ways to describe this is the expression,  “Game is sold not told. Fair exchange is not robbery.” In other words, everything has a cost. Paying for things is fair and reasonable.

A great way to teach children the value of money is to give them jobs where they earn money that they can use to buy what they want. When children have to work for the money they spend they learn several valuable lessons. These lessons include the following:
1.     Money is finite
2.     If you buy one thing, you must sacrifice another
3.     Some things are more valuable than others

4.     Things worth having are worth waiting for

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