Kids and Money

I love most of the concepts and ideas shared in this piece about money.  But in my opinion, you can start teaching children some monetary concepts before the tooth fairy comes.  In fact, I think that might be too late.

Talking about what we NEED to spend money on is something you can start at a very early age.  We started this before my kids were in preschool whenever we went to Target.  (I know, you are one of the many people who go to Target for one thing and end up leaving with 10 things…maybe some things you didn’t need.)  We need to spend money on food, clothing, and shelter.  We did not need new crayons.  This early dialogue is a great way to start kids thinking about money.

How have you taught your kids about money?

Read this article for more insight.

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Joyeux Parenting

I am the proud mother of two beautiful children and have lived in Boston for most of my life. I have over twenty years of experience as a Child Development Specialist working with new families, pediatricians at Mass General Hospital, and Early Intervention. I have a wealth of knowledge and expertise regarding the challenges related to breastfeeding, behavior management, picky eaters, discipline, sleep, and development. I love being a wife and mother and sharing my experiences-the good, the bad, and the ugly. I am constantly learning about new evidence based information as it relates to parenting. Most importantly, I think it is crucial to recognize that we all make mistakes and learn from them. I am a firm believer that humor is essential as you navigate the world. Parenting should be full of joy and that is why I started my business Joyeux Parenting. Thank you for allowing me to share my experiences with you.

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