There are few things in the world that feel as good as earning money after hard work and watching kids experience that for the first time is the most rewarding thing to see as a teacher or parent.
Financial independence can give kids a sense of freedom, but it’s also important to teach them to spend responsibly. As amazing as it can feel for kids to earn their own money, that feeling may come with a lot of temptation to spend it right away. It’s our job as teachers and caregivers to show them the importance of being responsible.
As caregivers and teachers, we are our kids’ main role models. Our behavior directly impacts their behavior, so when it comes to spending money, it’s important to set a good example. I’ve certainly been guilty of a few unhealthy spending habits, but by doing something as simple as clipping coupons or looking for sales while you’re out, you are already showing kids positive spending behavior.
Saving money and giving back to a cause