It’s amazing to see kids so excited about using their imaginations.
Watch what happens during this live reading of my latest picture book about believing in yourself (about 2 minutes in 😀).
Kids need to know and learn that money is earned and should be spent wisely. Having a roof over your head and food in your stomach is more important than buying the latest and greatest thing. Teaching them this will give them the sense of value and importance of saving.
Now ask them to think about what items we use on a daily basis, BUT are most likely taken for granted. For example, our water, our gas, electric, cable. To live our daily lives, we use all these utilities. Show how it is good to save money so they can live a decent life and pay for the utilities and mortgage as well.
Now, utility bills are NOT the only issue of living on a daily basis. Kids need to know that a budget includes pretty much everything – food, gasoline, car, cell phones, TV, movies outside of the home, vacations, clothes on their back, books for school, etc.
Let’s STOP trying to keep up with the Joneses EVERYONE! Did anyone ever think that the Joneses most likely lived BEYOND their means?
Let’s STOP letting society put so much pressure on us. Yes, everything, everyday, all the latest and greatest is in our face saying you must have this. “Buy me NOW!”
But if we show our kids that it’s more important to have an education, food, and a roof over our heads, they will gain confidence and learn the importance of spending wisely. They need to learn and save and avoid society’s eye candy gadgets.
FYI: This goes for you parents too. Show your kids that you are participating and can work towards something big – THE FUTURE!
Road-Trip! These two words are NOT my favorite, lol. Actually, they give me immediate stress. Then I say “Okay, I can do this.” Before the road trip I automatically think of what to bring and or make before we take off. I try to include some fun educational things for the kids to do, like bring my Chit-Chat-Jar that I wrote about a few posts ago. You can take a word out of the jar and talk about it during the ride. Here are some ideas that worked for me: