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

Best Book Series for a Teen

We, moms like our kids to develop a habit of reading, the reason why we encourage them to start to like books and other reading materials while they are young. I am really proud to say that my son is an avid reader. Despite having gadgets and game consoles, Yahmir would rather bury his nose in adventure filled young-adult books especially the Percy Jackson Book Series. You cannot deny his being a huge Rick Riordan fan having the almost all the books in the series. He’s currently waiting for the next book, The House of Hades which is to be launched on October 8 of this year.




Why have the series hit off with my teen? Greek mythology is a staple discussion in high school. I know most teens would find it boring, but with Rick Riordan’s rendition and creativity, he gave mythology a whole new dimension! Reading some snippets from Yahmir’s books also got me hooked and eager to read the whole series too. Percy Jackson is not your average boy-next door hero; in fact he is just like any other boy who has faults and limitations. Yet he achieved and experienced unbelievable adventures! Rick Riordan’s books are not only packed with adventure that will hook you on, but it is also filled with reflections that would eventually help young adults develop stronger values as they grow older. 





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