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

Time Out, a technique in disciplining children



Time out is an instructive parenting technique in disciplining children. It is a form of punishment that involves separating a child for a short period of time from an environment where inappropriate behavior has occurred. 

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In my personal experience with child discipline, I find it most effective when I first explain to my kid why I need to separate and isolate him for a while, for him to understand what it means. Isolating a kid without discussing the reason why can cause child stress and discomfort.  So whenever my kids show inappropriate behavior then they know that they need to go off to the chair for a little quiet time to calm them down. Choose a location in your home for the thinking chair where there are no distractions so solitary moment  can be an opportunity for them to think and reflect on their deeds.


After the quiet time, we should talk to them and inquire what caused their misbehavior. It is normal for children to throw tantrums when they don’t get what they want.  However, it is important that we set a time limit when implementing time out, as the rule of the thumb one minute for each year of age is recommended.

One of the importance of this practice is that it separates you from your kid when tempers are flaring, giving you and your kid the opportunity to regain self-control, allowing the parent and the child to cool off.

Through proper implementation of time out, a child learns self-discipline as he realizes the consequences of his actions on his own.

Comments

  1.  I do this to my kids and it really works! Thanks for sharing dear Joy! :)

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  2. is this effective for a 1 year and 10 months old baby? she's makulit na kasi

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