Monthly Archives March 2017

Saving money: fun with bottle and money

Lessons with money don’t have to be all serious and boring. In fact, children learn best when they are having fun. More importantly, they retain information better. Here’s a fun activity about saving we’re doing at the moment. I first came across this brilliant idea from a website that my friend Cath writes for. Here are some of the lessons I want my children to learn from this activity: saving up can be fun it takes time to save up
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Who pays for junk food?

In many households today, children are consuming way too much junk food.  As parents, we know it’s not a good idea to spend money on junk food – after all, we have worked hard for our money.  But when the kids ask us for convenient junk, their unrelenting pester power wears us down and we eventually give in with a sigh “Yes, that’s fine.” Money as a valuable commodity Teaching kids good money habits involve teaching kids the value of money.
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Pets: they are adorable but ….?

Pets are very cute – especially baby ones.  Many children, at some stage in their childhood, will want to have a pet of their own.  They will beg their parents and promise to clean, feed, care and love the pet forever.  My children are no different. For as long as I can remember, my daughter has always wanted her own pet. In my household, we’ve always had pets.  We had a (BIG) dwarf rabbit for 5.5 years.  When she died I
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Ways to earn money for 10 year old

An older child has plenty more opportunities to earn money.  At the age of 10 years old, children are capable to completing tasks that require more co-ordination and attention span.  This age is the perfect opportunity to teach our ‘tween that with more freedom comes responsibility. From this age, children start to become aware of what their peers have.  They will start to test boundaries in asking for things that they ‘need’ simply because their peers have them.  This is the time to
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Opportunities to earn money: creativity

Opportunities are everywhere and the making of an entrepreneur is the ability to find these opportunities.  The earlier we teach our children to see opportunities the better will be their future.  I believe creativity is the cornerstone in finding opportunities to earn money.  Guess who are the most creative people on this planet??  Yep – CHILDREN! Children spend much of their childhood creating – if they aren’t they ought to be.  Whether they are painting, drawing, singing, writing, playing pretend
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