2017年11月11日托福独立写作范文：Parents give their children weekly money to buy whatever they want. Some people think this can cause bad habits and ideas about money in children. Others think the opposite. What’s your opinion? (17.11.11)
We hear complaints from the public from time to time about how today's parents spoil their children, who are allowed to do whatever they want. Especially in terms of pocket money, nowadays most parents are blamed for giving too much to their children. As far as I am concerned, spending money is necessary and parents might as well give this kind of money to their children weekly.
First off, spending money is indispensable for the children since, more often than not, they need to buy something, such as candies or notebooks. Not only do these little purchases cost a small amount of money, but, once they are finished, they can also bring children feelings of happiness. The reason behind is quite simple: they have obtained what they desire. Those feelings may not be a big thing whey they are themselves all day long, yet as long as they encounter something terrible (which is not uncommon), the satisfaction brought about by spending money would be of great help. For example, a pupil named John fails to figure out the answer to a mathematics question in the class. He does not feel good about it and becomes reluctant to do any math assignment in the class or after class. The teacher is unlikely to notice this poor student's feeling towards the subject so soon that there is no way for the teacher to help his student release that negative feeling. However, John himself may head to the shop and buy an ice-cream. This whole process (including eating the ice-cream) is a perfect outlet for John to unleash the pent-up negative feeling.
Much as I consider spending pocket money a necessary means to gain happiness, I do not see eye to eye to the deed of some parents, who would rather give large sums of money to their children at the beginning of the semester. They would tell their children that this is all the spending money they would have. It does not go as they have expected, however. After receiving such a vast amount of money, these young children could not resist their lust, the result of which is soon they run out of money and they turn to their beloved parents for some extra spending money. Most spoiled children succeed in asking for pocket money again. A better alternative is, as is suggested by the statement, to give spending money weekly. In this way, as a consequence of limited spending money, children cannot but refrain their desire to buy many things, especially those costing much money such as limited edition of sports shoes.
As was mentioned up front, I honestly believe it is wise of parents to give weekly spending money to their children.