A lot of pearl clutching going on here. We’re not talking sending kids into coal mines or having them work with industrial equipment.
No one said life is fair and you’re also bumping up against Romany culture with in some of these cases. Do I support it? No. Is it way up on my list of things to break a sweat about? Still no. There are other problems that need addressing before we start telling parents what they can or cannot do with their children at such an explicit level. The simple solution is to not give money to panhandlers.