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

Pre-School Years: Dealing with Separation Anxiety

Some parents are very lucky to have toddlers who are more than willing to walk straight inside a classroom and are very eager to socialize with kids their age. There are also parents who have to deal with children’s separation anxiety and must find ways to ensure that they will be ready for this new and exciting experience.

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Soon as you decide that your little boy or girl will be attending preschool, talk to him or her about the wonderful place you have found. Tell your child about exciting experiences that they may learn from this place and the kids they can meet and play with when they start preschool. 
You can ask permission from your chosen preschool to visit and observe with your child. Introduce her or him to the teacher and staff, allow him or her to play with other kids so that they will become familiar with the environment.


If you still worry about your child throwing tantrums when she starts preschool, ask the school if they can allow you to stay awhile for the first few days. Spend a few minutes until she becomes comfortable and when you leave, reassure her that you will come back. Work on becoming a part of the background quickly so that your child can adjust, learn and start developing her independence. During difficult times, point out all the fun things that she can do with her fellow kids at preschool and guide her toward her teacher. Make your goodbye short, sweet and reassuring. Soon you and your child will be able to adjust to your absence and manage things on her own. 

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