School holidays can be fun for kids, but school holidays can also be a great time to teach your child about money by encouraging them to find ways of earning money in the school holidays.
It’s important that any work your child performs doesn’t take away all their fun time. If they have to skip too many fun activities in the school holidays with their friends, spending time to earn money could make them resent the whole idea of work. Keep a balance so that your child doesn’t come to hate the idea of going to work.
Kids of Primary School Age
In some ways, primary school children are the easiest to teach about making money. They have not yet become jaded with the notion that they deserve money without working for it or that they deserve to be given as much money as their friends.
High School Age Kids
If you taught your child good habits regarding money when they were younger, you should see some fruits of those lessons as your child matures. By high school, your child may be anxiously waiting for school holidays so that they can earn some extra cash.
Ways to earn money for high school kids:
Jobs earning money in the school holidays can teach your child how to save for future purchases, as well as how to get along with others in a work environment. Your child will enjoy the special satisfaction of making purchases with money that they earned themselves.