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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

Children Learn What They Live

Last quarter, while I was reading my youngest son's notes and lessons to prepare him for his review in his first quarter examinations, I was hooked-up on this passages in his Language book.  I find it very worthy and informative to share especially when it comes to rearing up our children.  Here are some pointers to ponder that could serve as a guide and reminder for us. If a child lives with: Criticism , he learns to condemn.  He would always find others also wrong and would always look for other’s fault. Hostility , he learns to hit back or fight back. Ridicule , he learns to be shy and timid, always has the tendency to avoid mingling with other people. Tolerance , he learns to be patient.  He would be able to endure and bear circumstances calmly. Encouragement , he learns confidence. He will develop belief in himself and his ability. Praise , he learns to appreciate. He will know how to value and recognize the good in others. Fairness ,