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

Teaching Kids Honesty

If you will notice a child begins to make believe and lie when they reach the toddler stage.  The formative years of a child begins in the age of zero-five.  During this age, they become aware and curious of what’s happening around them, they mimic the things they see and hear and because of their virgin minds, they still cannot distinguish what is right and what is wrong. A crucial stage which lay the foundation of the whole life of a child.  It is very important for us to guide and teach them to be more emotionally stable.  A child who feels being loved has the less chance to misbehave. “Haplos ng pagmamahal” (showing affection through touch or simply the touch of love) is just one way how to show and let your child feel that he is well-loved and taken cared of.  The best foundation for discipline is love.

One of the first things we should teach them is how to be honest.  We can teach honesty anytime through their daily activities, explaining carefully for their little minds to comprehend.  It is vital for our kids to learn the value of honesty, for it refers to the moral character of a person. 

Here are some tips on how to educate your children to be honest.
  • Slowly, point out to them that an honest person is somebody who is brave to tell the truth.
  • An honest person is one who admits one’s mistake and asks for forgiveness if you have done something wrong. Learn to say I am sorry.
  • Make it a point to keep promises.
  • Do not be afraid to always tell the truth even if you know you’ll be scolded, don’t get angry, when parents scold you for doing something wrong. 
  • Have the courage to do and say things which are correct and true.
  • Inspire and tell them stories related to honesty.
  • Inculcate in their minds that being honest is a good deed.
  • To be honest is to apologize and be ready to bear the consequences
  • Emphasize that lying, cheating and theft are sins. God bless honest children.
  • Truth brings trust, peace and freedom from fear.

One of the ways to measure a person’s credibility is through being honest. It is a a virtue attributed to integrity, truthfulness and straightforwardness.  It is our obligation to rear and mold our children to become good people.  


  1. this is a nice post, especially for parents with kids as young as 1. salute to you!

  2. Thanks for sharing this nice post. I agree that it is crucial to teach children about honesty at an early stage.

  3. mommy joy, this is one nice post. reminds me that we should be good role models to our children. visiting you here!

  4. Thanks Tukayo :)

  5. i am happy to see you once again Mr. Pinoy Muffin Top :)

  6. thanks for the visit Pinx, i'll be around in your blogs one of these days, just been so very busy lately e

  7. Great post Mommy Joy! I may sound like a broken record now to my 13-yr old teen daughter but I always remind her that "honesty is the best policy."

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  8. Great post!!! Really informative and helpful for parents like me. Thanks for sharing.

  9. This is really important. Something that I want my daughter to learn as early as now. Thanks for sharing Mommy Joy.

    Btw, doing my Top 10 now and you're in it. Hope you visit me back! :D

  10. I agree Ms.Joy..and the best thing I do..I think is being a good a single mom my kids look at everything that I do so if I want my kids to develop honesty then I should do so..keeping my promises to them is always a MUST do for me po..

    Ms.Joy ang tagal ko na po di makaleave ng comment buti ok na po..

    passing by Ms.Joy..miss magcomment..lunch ms.Joy :) *hugs po *


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