Dear (son name)
Received your letter of …..… Your sister is hale and hearty. She keeps kicking around the house as usual. They are growing up fast and matching with you, thereby increasing my financial responsibilities.
As to your allowance, you should know that everybody is feeling the hardship and you must learn to cut your coat according to your cloth. All you have to do is to tighten your belt. There is nothing that I can do to increase your allowance.
Get rid of the avoidable expenses and lock for a part time job to pull through your current difficulties and financial problems. Enclosed herewith is a draft for Rs. 50,000/- only. Make do with this sum for the time being. I will send you the balance of the allowance by the middle of the month.
Work hard and study hard so that you can secure a good job as soon as you are through with your studies. This is the only way really to help you solve your problems and also help us in solving the family’s rising difficulties.