Sending your kids back to school can be expensive. They need school supplies, clothes, backpacks, shoes, etc.

Some families depend on their kids to help out during this expensive time. A lot of parents have their kids help out with the expense because it teaches them the value of a dollar and budgets are tight. Other parents would argue that this responsibility shouldn't fall on the kids and as parents we should provide everything that our kids need.

When I was growing up my parents would pay for school supplies, shoes, coats and a few outfits. If we wanted more outfits we had to use our own money. To my parents credit they helped us get jobs and in the end it taught us how expensive the world really was.