Kid’s pocket money advise tips.

Children Pocket Money

  • Whether you give your children pocket money is a decision for your family.
  • Advantages of pocket money can be that children:
    • develop a sense of how much has to be done to earn money
    • learn that ‘money doesn’t grow on trees’
    • learn what money can buy – how much they need to buy what they want
    • can have their own money to spend – helping them develop self control and understanding the value of money
    • learn about saving
    • will know there is a set amount of money rather than asking for money all the time.
  • Disadvantages can be that:
    • children may think they will get paid for everything they do to help
    • you have to find the money to pay them regularly
    • it is hard to know what the pocket money is supposed to pay for – there always seems to be something more.
  • If you decide to give pocket money you need to work out:
    • how much is reasonable
    • whether the money will be paid for doing chores
    • how much must be done to earn it – and how much is simply because ‘you are a member of the family’
    • how much each job is worth
    • whether all children get the same amount or the older child gets more
    • how much control parents will have over the use of pocket money – do they have to save some? What can they buy with it?
    • when you will pay – the children won’t learn about the responsibility of money if you don’t honour the agreement.
  • An idea might be to give your child a set amount each week, putting half in a savings account.
    • At the end of a time agreed on by you both – perhaps three months – the child can spend the saved money exactly as they wish.
    • If they choose to ‘waste’ it on lollies they can do so.
    • However most children want something special and usually prefer to save for that particular thing and not waste it on a brief pleasure.
    • This helps teach them the value of saving.

How Drugs Are Taken

  • Drugs can be swallowed, inhaled, injected or absorbed through the skin.
  • When a drug is swallowed it usually takes a while to work. Swallowing some drugs may cause nausea and vomiting.
  • Drugs taken through the nose enter the bloodstream very quickly and produce their effect very quickly also.
  • Drugs can also be given directly into the bloodstream by injection. This gives the quickest results but if the drug is contaminated, the contamination will also spread rapidly and can’t be removed.
  • Injections can be given under the skin. Only small doses can be given but they won’t work if they cause irritation or stinging.
  • Some drugs may be absorbed through the skin, these take a lot longer to work.

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