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How to Raise a Super Polite Tot

How to Raise a Super Polite Tot

I often wonder what Emily Post would have to say about kids today. OK, maybe often is a bit of an exaggeration. But when I see a child call their mom by her first name or demand something from their dad, I roll my eyes and mutter, “Kids these days.” What happened to the days of pleases and thank yous? If you ask Faye de Muyshondt, founder and author of Socialsklz For Success ($11, originally $16), she will tell you that the times have changed. Read more
8 Tips for Raising Moneysmart Kids

8 Tips for Raising Moneysmart Kids

Ask your children to list down all the things they could do if they get a $50 or $100 bill for a day. You will be amazed by the answers. Even though you might have never talked to your kids about smart spending, kids figure out a way to set their priorities when it comes to spending their money.

But while kids know their priorities (candies! Toys! Computer games!) as consumers that doesn’t mean that they’re wise spenders. So, if you have been postponing the money management talk with your kids all this while, this is the right moment to teach them about personal finance.

There are many ways to break the ice and discuss money without causing your child to lose interest or perceive the topic as boring. Here are eight pointers on how to instill good spending habits in your child that would last for a lifetime: Read more