When you take your kids shopping, be clear about the budget and what you will and will not buy. Otherwise, it’s easy for kids to pressure you to buy on impulse.
Get your child a library card in her or her name. Go the library often and check out books.
Answer kids’ questions. If you don’t know the answer, research it until you do.
Give kids an allowance so they can learn how to manage money while they’re still young and you can influence their choices.
When you disagree with your kids, point out that you still care about kids and that disagreements don’t cancel out love.
Encourage kids to help you with the laundry. Teach them to sort colors. After clothes are dry, have them match socks.
Trade outgrown clothes, toys, and other items with other families.
Ask your kids what they worry about. Then address their concerns.
Find ways to get some exercise even with your busy schedule. Park at the back of a parking lot and walk. Take the stairs.
Help kids learn how to balance their schedules so they’re not overbooking or under booking how they spend their time.
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