Effects of Money on Kids


In the contemporary society, people are increasingly tending to believe that money is the source of a good life in the society. Indeed, money has been identified as creating boundaries in social life. Researchers have found out that people with money never mingle with those who do not. There is a tendency of the rich overlooking the poor seeing them as burdens in the society. A person with money can do many things such as establishing investments, indulging in luxurious activities, owning prestigious facilities as well as living in the most desirable housings. In contrast, a person without or with unusually limited amount of money cannot be able to live a luxurious lifestyle. Instead, he will opt to live in shabby or almost shabby houses, indulge in crimes or be serving a prison term, either guilty or innocent. The effects of money also extend to the children. Those with money think they are superior to their less fortunate colleagues. Below we will assess the effects that money has on kids.


From the findings of the research done by SolidEssay, money tend to have negative effects on their behaviors. When kids become exposed to money, their actions change for the worst. They have tendencies of being less inclined to help the less fortunate kids. Further, they tend to be more inclined to work alone than to interact with other kids, especially where they perceive that the other kids come from poor families. It has also been established that kids from rich families, for instance, spend their money on unnecessary things. It has been found out that a majority of these children tend to spend money on sugary foods and drinks such as chocolate and sweets, in addition to snacks such as chips. Indeed, medical practitioners are always in the forefront in warning people about excessive sugars, fats and starch in their bodies. According to them, junky sugary substances can lead to serious complications of health such as diabetes and obesity.

Parents also play a significant role in negative development of a child. It is obvious that the parent acts as a role model. Since adults tend to despise the less fortunate, the kids will also tend to take the same course of action. Additionally, parents limitlessly buy health diminishing products such as sweets in an effort towards pleasing them without thinking about the effects these substances might have in the future of their children.


As compared to the less fortunate kids, for instance, the kids from rich families are immoral leading to failure in class. At home, they are usually subjected to immoral scenes brought on the television and they tend to try them out. Moreover, due to their outgoing nature, they have access to facilities such as video games such that they can no longer interact properly. This effect does not stop there. According to The Wilson Quarterly, it goes beyond the social life and into the classroom where they will be only thinking about pleasurable events. At long last, the kid performs extremely poorly.

From this analysis, it is worthwhile to assert that money is not everything. It is not wise to spoil a kid with money. Parents are the main cause of the problems that the children face since they usually do not limit their ‘affection’ to their children. It is the high time that what children spend on in order to eliminate the effects of money on the kids in the society.

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