Teaching Kids Responsibility with Marble Jars

Okay, want to know what’s pretty freaking cool? Independent kids. No, I’m not talking about potty training -- though no longer wrestling with diapers and being able to trust my kidlets are wiping themselves well okayish I think they wipe?... okay just being able to trust that my kids know where the toilet paper lives is enough right now......more
@Waffle-Wednesday Ah, a Chore Wheel sounds great, too! And glad I could help! :)more

23 Ways to Teach Your Kids Good Money Habits

I have great money habits, but I'm not sure how I learned them! So I consulted an expert...these tips for teaching good money habits are from Karyn Hodgens, author of Raised for Richness: Teaching Kids Money Skills for Life and creator of KidsSave. "How are learning to a ride bike and learning about money similar?” she asks. “Both involve kids being ACTIVE participants.”...more

I Allow You To Live For Free

I’d like to know who invented the concept of allowance and why someone didn’t bother to tell my mother about it when I was growing up. I remember in History class, when I was a kid, we learned about indentured slaves, and immediately I felt as if I was one. We didn’t receive any money for doing what we were supposed to do; our parents said we were earning our ‘keep’. ...more

I received an allowance as a child, mostly sporadically. I think it was tied to chores in ...more

How Kids and Money Can Mix

Kids and Money ...more