Question:

Hello, my son’s Yeshiva has recommended that he see a therapist for certain behavioral issues he has.

May we pay with Maaser funds? Secondly, the therapist recommends that he coach us as well. Is there any difference who the therapist sees as far as Maaser is concerned?

Answer:

Thank you for your question.

Without knowing your specific financial situation, in general, we don’t use maaser money for personal obligations. Ensuring a child’s correct behavior is part of the parents obligations, therefore we shouldn’t use maaser money, for the child’s or the arents therapy.

Hashem should give you a lot of nachas from your child, and an abundance of parnassa

Sources:

Y:D 249-1, Ahavas Chsed 2-12(20), Poskim.

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