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

Things that make us merry throughout Christmas Season

Time flies swiftly and we’ve come to the tail end of 2012. The last month of the year - December is the period when we celebrate Christmas season. It is the time of the year where every place is filled with a joyful spirit whether at home, office, school, entertainment or shopping facilities.

There are a lot of things that make us merry throughout the Christmas season and these are:

Happy moods created by yuletide decorations like colorful Christmas lanterns, beautifully decorated Christmas trees, Christmas lights overflowing in malls and major city streets and more.

Christmas parties held in schools and offices, exchanging gifts, dining and playing parlor games.

The best time to show gratitude through gift-giving and sharing of blessings.

Children most especially are the happiest during this season being showered with lots of “aginaldos” (presents) from their godparents.

The traditional music (Christmas songs) played during this time of the year generates a light and happy mood. Carolers abound singing Christmas songs from house to house at the strike of 6 p.m.

The simbang gabi or midnight mass that starts on the 16th day up to the 24th day of the month.

Indulgence, as many parties are held, food festivals are everywhere.

The Christmas season is the time where most families and relatives gather together for the customary family reunions.

Lastly, this is the time of the year for a family holiday and will not be complete without the shopping spree

Christmas time is traditionally a long occasion for merry-making.  What about you, what makes you merry during the Christmas season?


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