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Your 8 Year Old Child: What Will You Do?

just heard a story.

Mama gives her son pocket money when he goes to school every day. The money is meant for him to buy food, sweets or whatever kids buy.

Recently, he told her that he took £1 of the money and bought some sweets for 20 pence each.

He proceeded to sell these sweets on the school bus for 30p each and make a 50p return on his initial investment.

Clearly, he was proud of this feat, hence he told his mother.

Her reaction has been to discourage him saying "You're not allowed." and "That's not right."

If you were the parent,how would you react to your child doing this?

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The child is still too young to understands business, i will only encourage him from 14yrs, his mum did the right thing, he has to concertrate on his studies, or else in the classs he will be thinking about how much profit he will make for today instead of concerntrating, there is time for every thing let him wait.

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Would applaud him and encourage him to explore more of his potentials

Prolly a chip off the old block

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I will do exactly what the woman did; 'cause you might say it's just sweets, the boy might grow wild and then he might graduate to selling things in the house to make his very own business.

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I will praise him in his prudency but will stop the biz abruptly . I will let him know its too early for now, he needs to concentrate on his school work.

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I see nothing wrong withn what the young lad did, he has chosen a path for himself.

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Encourage the child tho' with caution and chart his career towards a business-oriented one. I'm sure the parent over-reacted thinking that he might eventually trade his education for business. But if one can make him realize that business and education (at least to college level) can actually go hand in hand then i think the parent should have nothing to worry about. 'cos in this life u can only be successful in what u r good at.

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