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

Kids and Weight Gain (Obesity)

Most of us are fond of children who are chubby, as they are so adorable and likely huggable, that we often tend to forget that being overweight is not good especially for a growing child. Toddlers usually are picky eaters, so we do everything to encourage them to eat. However, when they start to develop their fondness to consume food, they will have the tendency to take more calories than their little bodies can burn up, so obesity occurs.

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We need to be aware of the risks and complications it may bring to our kid’s health. If they will continue to gain more weight which is higher than what is recommended for their height and body type, they could develop health problems like heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, sleeping troubles, breathing problems and more.

Proper planning of the family meals, nourishing them with healthy foods and as much as possible stay away from junk and fast foods will prevent extra pounds. Encourage them also to do more physical activities to burn up excess calories instead of just letting them be a couch potato in front of a television or a computer.

Eating habits through a developed routine is recommended by most doctors. Fruits as snacks in between meals are far more perfect than chips and chocolate bars. Overweight prevention is easier to manage than to implement a diet for an overfed.   By monitoring our children’s health and nutrition, their ideal weight can be maintained to keep them always fit and healthy, thus will give them a more active lifestyle too.


  1. My kids are monsters . They are seven and three of them have special needs . None of them have been chubby from the start but they eat all kinds of food , especially veggies, that sometimes I feel like I am a good cook (when in truth I am not). 

    Thank you for writing your post. I hope you can write practical tips on cooking  veggies as well that suits the budget, as my kids and I rarely eat pork and beef.  

    Have a blessed day !


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