My daughter is frequently running out of her allowance and asking for loans against upcoming allowance/gifts. Trying to balance discipline versus kindness is always a struggle. It’s hard because I know she ends up spending generously on her friends and thus runs low on cash, but I want her to care and be generous with her friends.
Recently she stepped in to help a close friend by pet sitting their dogs while the family attended a wedding. In appreciation, they decided to pay her.
She told me she was giving half the money she earned to another friend who is in trouble and the money will help him. This made me very proud and happy that she can share what she had with those around her even though she is broke having already spent all her allowance.
Sharing is easy if you make up your mind.
~ Black Lotus User