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

Ways to protect your child from cyberbullies

A child who experiences getting hate responses or extreme humiliation on the digital space is one form of cyberbullying. Cyberbullies are rampant in the internet especially on the social networking sites and emails too. As there is a high penetration rate of kids using the internet on a daily basis, the risk of cyberbullying is also heightened.

Cyberbullies deliberately harm people in a repeated and more often in a hostile manner wherein they intentionally send harassing emails or instant messages on one’s social network account. Cyberbullying can cause severe stress, depression and anxiety among today’s youth that could lead to fatal consequences.

There are a lot of reported cyberbullying incidents in the recent newspaper accounts.  Just the thought of our child be a victim of these cyberbullies is already a nightmare for a parent like me.

Here are some suggested ways to protect a child from being cyberbullied.

Watch out for your kid’s sudden change in behavior after turning off his computer. He may become moody, angry or abnormally silent keeping his distance from the family.  As I always said in my past posts communication is the key. Talk to your child and listen carefully to what he says so the problem may be resolved soonest before it gets any bigger.

If your child is active in different social networks, you have to make sure that you add him as a family into your account, thus you will also be able to monitor the responses he is getting from his own timeline. But of course, we also have to make sure that we do not intrude on his social network activities, keeping an eye is enough.

Find out what exactly disturbs him and show support, explain the term cyberbullying and if he happens to be teasing someone online, make him understand that it is never right to bash or offend someone online or otherwise, at the same time explain the unfavorable consequences of his action.  Give him guidance on the proper netiquette (network etiquette).

Block inappropriate sites for kids. Instruct them not to reply from unknown email senders, it is just the same with what we always remind them of  do not talk to strangers. 

We ought not to deprive children of the joy of learning, exploration and entertainment that could be found in the digital space, we just have to encourage and help them find safe sites then regulate the time they spent in the computer.


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