It is a common practice for parents to partially for fully pay college tuition for their kids. But is this practice always in the best interest of our children?
Sometimes, by handing over college money for free, parents can be pushing their children down a path that they have no interest in actually pursuing or taking seriously.
Why Parents Must Consider the Motivations of Their Child Before They Pay College Tuition
Does the Bible specifically state that parents should fund their children’s college expenses? I certainly don’t believe so. So, before automatically handing your teen money for a four year, all-expense-paid frat party, maybe you should first consider if college is the right path for your child.
Parents should pay attention and keep their children’s futures in mind even when their kids are little. If, after graduating from high school, a teen does not seem motivated to seek a college degree, parents would be smart to hold on to the money in that college saving account for now.
If your child later decides college is the right path, permit him or her to pay college tuition and expenses for a few years. Having a job throughout college will help develop character and fill spare time for your child. After this, parents can decide if the money they have worked to save will be put to good use or squandered away.
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