How to Teach Children About Money in 7 Easy Steps

  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

School Time Once Again

School Year 2011-2012 has just begun. The long summer vacation has ended and it’s about time to get ready to go to school again.

Yahmir is already on his sixth grade and graduating the elementary course this school-year.  He is so excited to see his classmates again on his first day of classes on June 15, 2011, Wednesday.

It’s a good thing that I checked on his school uniforms two weeks ago.  He got taller by two inches so, I had his school pants repaired by a tailor.  We also had finished covering his 15 books.  Imagine 15 books? Thus,he still need to use a stroller bag this year, for his school bag is too heavy, having 15 books, 10 notebooks, 10 quiz notebooks, a diary, paper, pens, plus the school’s daily requirements like the health kit, a dictionary, a bible, a rosary, and many more.  Aside from the school bag he is also bringing along his lunch bag daily - the reason why we opted again to avail of the school service.  He cannot carry all his things if he will commute everyday.  Even if I will accompany him, I cannot carry it all the way back and forth, lol.

I just can’t help comparing today’s education to my elementary education before.  It was really a big difference.  Not only on the number of books but also on the present curriculum.  Lessons are much harder, I need to study and read his lessons first, in order for me to check if he has done his homework right.  Aside from their regular subject lessons, they also have an Individual Work Program, which is an additional one hour per subject daily. 

Sleeping habits will change starting tonight, he has to hit the sack much earlier in order to get enough sleep because he has to wake up early in the next days.  The daily packed lunch schedule was already posted on the refrigerator’s door.  Yahmir was the one who made his list.
Another adjustment on my daily routine is due when his classes start.  My husband and I will drop him off to school on his first day to know where his classroom is and who his Teacher-Adviser is. I also need to buy one more book that is not yet available at the time I bought his books in school. 

Surely, he will have his tantrums again when he goes home from school having plenty of homeworks, lol.  


  1. as in carry that many books everyday? wow dami talaga.

  2. ang daming books mommy Joy! my little boy in Kinder 1 has about 7 books and nag quiz na sila kaagad last Friday. he still complains that he doesn't like K1. he wants to go back to Nursery 2. :-(

  3. I also have the same sentiments Ms.Joy.My eldest 6 yrs.old daughter will be going to school on Wednesday. It will be a busy single mom again for me hay..but it's ok that's what moms are..having patience in taking care of our most precious ones that God has given.They are a gift given to us so they deserve all of our time and love po .. love you ms.Joy..I'm always happy to be here po..don't forget to smile po :-)

  4. kaya stroller bag gamit nya kasi kung back pack, makukuba sya :(

  5. encourage mo lang sya mommy Pinx na kailangan nagle-level up sa studies :) he will get used to it i am sure.

    ganyan din kina Yahmir pagkasimula ng classes meron agad sila long quiz, sort of an evaluation test

  6. I was once a single mom with my eldest son JM Sie, so I can relate with you :) it was really very hard but i know you can make it :)

    wow! touched naman ako, always keep in mind that i am always here for you Sie.  thank you Sie 

  7. Yes, ibang-iba na ngayon. Hindi ko na maturuan sister ko (who's in grade 6) ng biglaan kasi hindi ko din alam minsan. Not to mention, expensive books! 

  8. wow ilang taon n b si hamir? ehhehe nde kame nasali sa cosplay :D mga halloween lang kme hehhehe at bday party :D nsa isang box n plastic ang sa mga anak ko ehehehhe :D
    Hope you can join my fam time, toys story and shopping bag meme :)

    i guess you joined in my giveaway n no?

    if not pls join and pls refer followers as many as you can po para mas madami poitns :D


  9. That's a lot of books! That only leaves our kids and us parents stressed out.  Good Luck to Yahmir

  10. i remember i fell down the stairs during our first day of classes because my stroller was so heavy! hahaha! i was sent straight to the principal's office because when I fell, I landed over a bunch of other students. so there was like 6 of us lying on the floor. up to now im puzzled why i was sent to the office. it wasn't my fault. lol

  11. Grabe sobrang dami naman ng books na kelangan dalhin d nga talaga kaya dalhin ng mga bata...stressed na sila sa pag-aaral, hirap pa magbuhat ng mga gamit... kawawa naman

  12. Correct expensive na talaga books ngayon, i paid Php 7,563 for rthe books alone :(

    karamihan ng homeworks nila needs researching dahil minsan wala sa book ang sagot, ngek para que pa yun book? lol

  13. He is 11 yrs. old :). i joined your Toy Story meme :)

  14. Thanks Pepper, i hope he can make it again to the third rank this school year, he is eyeing on a much higher rank though hihi

  15. ahaha, maybe the principal would just like to hear a justification/explanation on why that incident happened :)

    lucky you to have landed safe. that is also my worry for his classroom lies on the 2nd flr. :(

  16. meron man mabawas na hindi dadalhin daily e isa or 2 books lang, ganun pa rin di ba, mabigat pa din. tapos itong anak ko ayaw nya ng wala syang sariling gamit, meron pa yan bitbit na small stapler, puncher, scotch tape at kung anu-ano pa lol

  17. Ang daming books talaga ngayon! Even during my time... I couldn't carry my bag without complaining. :( 

    Me too, I'm having sched adjustments as well. It's my daughter's first time to go to school so I want to make sure that I'm always around whenever she might need me.

  18. Minsan naaawa ako sa mga pamangkin ko,kasi yung school bag nila sobrang bigat,parang may mga lamang bato,kaya hirap na hirap magbitbit.

  19. at the most two weeks ang adjustment period namin pareho ni Yahmir.  karamihan e New subject Teachers sila ngayon, so kapa pa kami kung paano ang style ng teachings nila, 2 lang ang dati pa nilang subject teachers na alam na namin ang teaching method.  

    2nd day of school nya ngayon, meron ng first quiz waaa

  20. korek, di lang bato, parang hollow blocks ang laman sa bigat, ako nga di ko mabuhat ng matagal, buti naka stroller bag or else, makukuba ang bata sa pagbuhat.

    Lockers nila walang silbi kasi they need to bring home the books din for their home activities and home work  kaya hindi na kami nagre-rent ng locker 


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