Talking to Children About Money

Children learn about and use money
continuously. How children use
money will affect not only their
economic stability and security
throughout life, but also how they
live and feel about their lives.
Parents and other adults can help
children learn about and develop
money management skills by
discussing money with them, planning
together and providing children
with positive learning experiences.

Children and Money

Children are not born with “money
sense.” They learn about money by what
they see, hear and …

Discussing Money Problems with Children

When money becomes scarce, the whole family, from young children to teens to
parents, can feel the pinch. Though family members may have limited or no control
over the causes of their financial difficulties, they can control their responses and
discuss money problems in a way that minimizes stress and anxiety in children.

• Parents can turn tough times into
learning situations. Help children
realize that managing money in
tough times requires communication,
patience and hard work. Also, assist
children …

Teaching Children the Value of Money

Ever wondered why your children want so much more than you did as a child?

Parents are battling a whole new set of circumstances than our parents did with us, and this is bigger than simple cases of the “I wants.” Advertisers play a substantial role in the lives of children. Due to well financed and elaborate ad campaigns, children recognize brands in toddlerhood and they request brand names already in their preschool years.

The good news is that amidst …

Are Gift Cards Wise Presents for Kids?

Ahh . . . gift cards, they are the ideal gift! … Or are they?

Gift cards are easy. They come in all price ranges. They save time. They’re perfect for the individual who has everything. They prevent worry about buying “the wrong thing.” They are available in all shapes, colors and sizes – some with fascinating holograms of dancing animals and other fun images that can be presented with a little WOW in perfectly sized decorative tins, cards or …