Books for parents about teaching children money

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I love books – especially those from the library. It’s full of information and it’s free. I have always loved reading. When I was younger, the guidance counsellor looked at my resume and said I should delete ‘reading’ from my list of hobbies. He said it gave the impression of someone who is an anti-social. Employers like people who are out there doing ‘stuff’. It’s silly now, but at that time, I actually believed him. For a long time, I stopped reading for fun.

I recently started reading for fun again. Well, I mainly listen to audio books these days, because being a parent, an employee, a spouse, a daughter, etc keeps me too busy to really read properly. Instead of being the anti-social, I find that reading made me more social. I discovered new ways of doing things, learned new information and have more knowledge to share with others. I found my love for books again.

There are many books about money that are tailored to young children. Here is a list. But what about books written for parents to teach their children? So I went looking and was surprised and not surprised at what I found.

Books for parents

There aren’t a lot of books on this topic – this was not a surprise, I wasn’t expecting any. But there is a handful – this was a surprise, given I wasn’t expecting any. So here is a list of recommended books about parents teaching their children about money:

(1) The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who are Grounded, Generous and Smart about Money – by Ron Lieber

(2) Money-Smart Kids – by Gail Vaz Oxlade

(3) Make Your Kid a Money Genius – by Beth Kobliner

(4) The First National Bank of Dad – by David Owen

Can you add to the list of reading materials for parents? Share with us in the comments.