How to Teach Children About Money in 7 Easy Steps

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  Money can be a touchy subject for kids and parents alike, but it's also a topic that needs to be discussed. We want our children to understand the value of money and how it works, but it can be tricky to discuss these concepts without sounding preachy. As a parent myself, I've found that making learning about money fun is one way to get my child interested in the topic without worrying about them feeling like we're pushing an agenda or being lectured at. Here are some fun ways that you can teach your child about money : Let kids invent their own games or create their own money. Let kids invent their own games or create their own money. This works especially well with older children who already have a grasp on financial concepts like spending, saving, budgeting and investing. Let them create their own games using whatever they want as currency — anything from marbles to candy to paper clips could work! If they want to make up actual rules for using this new currency (f

Bathroom Battles – Potty Training

In my experience, the best time to teach kids to be independent in a potty seat is during their pre-school years.  Here are my strategies to share for your kid’s toilet training.
  • Set a schedule.  Bring your child to the potty after every meal, before bedtime or prior to any outing. He/she learns the habit of using the comfort room, before the urge becomes uncontrollable. It is recommended also to train them with their potty seats inside your comfort room.
  • Never scold them if the attempt is not successful. Choose your words, simply say “let’s use the potty”.  If he succeeds, I praise him by saying “Oh, You went by yourself! Good for you!
  • Of course, there will come a time that he already pooped before reaching the potty, be patient, this will help him realize how uncomfortable it is to be soiled.
  • Give him space to defecate, as much as possible do not stand in front of him while he is doing so.  He needs to experience the thrill of success that comes down from doing it on his own.  Tell him to just call you when he is done, but stay near because accidents might happen if he is all alone.
  • We have to stay calm in these matters, don’t get angry if your child resists and don’t freak out when your child has an accident.  By staying cool, you avoid power struggles and unnecessary anxiety.

Lastly, it is important for your child to understand he’s not using the potty for you, he’s doing it for himself 

Comments

  1. Great tips. As early as three both of my daughters were already potty trained. I wasn't aware that some parents have had a hard time potty training their kids until I've seen some of my daughters' classmates still peeing in their pants while in nursery class.

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  2. I'm glad that my boys never really gave me a hard time to trained them, because they decided to do it all by themselves when they are ready.

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