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

Protect your kids from fireplace dangers


Although a fireplace is more an aesthetic structure in modern homes with central heating, it can still be a common necessity for homeowners living in places with cold weather. More often, it’s used as the focal point in the home where families and friends sit around during a cold day. Many home owners opt for a marble fireplace as its elegance easily blends with most settings. But for homes with small children, fireplaces pose many potential dangers.

a marble fireplace

Help safeguard your children around a fireplace by considering these safety tips.
  • Educate your children that the fireplace is not a toy. Inform them that they can get hurt, injured or burned by playing with it.
  • As much as possible make the fireplace area a child-free room.
  • Install safety barriers around the fireplace, use a metal mesh screen if your fireplace doesn’t have a glass door.
  • Fireplace tools should be kept out of children’s reach.
  • If you have a traditional fireplace, don’t let your children get near it while you start a fire, never use gasoline or other flammable liquids when starting a fire. Seasoned hardwoods are best recommended for use.
  • Never leave your children unattended, keep them away from the fireplace. Never allow them to play near it while it is lit or still hot.
  • If your home is installed with electric fires mounted on the walls, never ask children to plug it into the power outlet.
  • Do not allow your children to throw papers or other combustible things into the fireplace.
  • Make sure the fire is completely out before leaving it.
  • Have a fire extinguisher beside or near the fireplace.
  • Install smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.
  • Have your fireplace and chimney checked and inspected regularly.
wall mounted electric fires




Comments

  1. another good guideline :)
    gusto ko sana nito sa house pero pano kaya un ..
    ang liit ng house namen for this.

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  2. The safety guides are useful, it is important that we educate our child on what harmful things could possibly happen and the fireplace is not a mere toy to played on. "Never play on fires"

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