What are the jobs of the future for our kids?

Just in 3 generations, from our grandparents to our parents and finally to our ourselves, we saw leaps and bounds in the type of jobs that employers offer and the type of employees they are thirsty for. There is no doubt that our children will also live in an era of their own. How do we prepare them to be ready, desirable and adaptable for … Continue reading What are the jobs of the future for our kids?

9 worst money habits parents unintentionally teach their children

1 . Indulging in immediate gratification One way to remain broke is to constantly give in to temptation. How so? Well, whenever we give in to temptation, we lose another chance of saving those previous dollars. If we allow our children to see us fall in love with an item at first sight and buying it right away without giving second thoughts, they would expect … Continue reading 9 worst money habits parents unintentionally teach their children

How your money struggles affect your kids

While it is good, and even encouraged, that you share your money lessons with your children and involve them in the family’s financial planning, some of us might unknowingly go overboard. When this happens, the sharing no longer benefits our children but could instead ultimately harm them psychologically. When children are inappropriately exposed to adult financial problems and conflicts, they are left feeling anxious and … Continue reading How your money struggles affect your kids

The importance of developing emotional intelligence in your child. {with printable}

According to Daniel Goleman , an American psychologist who helped to popularize emotional intelligence, there are five key elements to it: Self-awareness Self-regulation Motivation Empathy Social skills But why is it so important to have emotional intelligence? Research has shown that children who are emotionally intelligent do better in both school and work (Elias & Weisberg, 2000; Elias et al., 1997; Payton et al., 2000). … Continue reading The importance of developing emotional intelligence in your child. {with printable}

Kids hands-on: Estimate the family's weekend expenditure {with printable}

Children really have no idea how much their family spend on various things both at home and out of the house. Today’s activity is for you to let your child/children estimate how much your family will be spending this weekend. You can choose either Saturday or Sunday or both. It’s really up to you. Download this activity worksheet before you head out for the weekend! … Continue reading Kids hands-on: Estimate the family's weekend expenditure {with printable}

5 Steps to helping your child set effective goals {with printable}

Why do we want to help our children learn how to set effective goals? It is because it is more than just helping your child to achieve their end-goal: It teaches your child the concept of intentional living It lets them practice their planning skills It teaches them that many good things don’t just happen It let’s them see the difference between wishful thinking (no … Continue reading 5 Steps to helping your child set effective goals {with printable}

Guide to Raising Resilient Kids Who Don’t Give Up {With Printables}

Why Resilience Matters There are adults who want to embark on something big, fails and never tries again. And then there are adults who fail but try again and again. I believe you would want your children to grow up to be adults in the second group. That’s because resilient adults are able to live happier lives, reach their highest potentials and do not easily … Continue reading Guide to Raising Resilient Kids Who Don’t Give Up {With Printables}

Why We Don’t Give Our Kids Allowance – The Importance of Work

We do not give our children allowance because we believe money should be rightfully earned. Now before you think my kids have to earn every single cent for their living, allow me to say that we do give them pocket money to school because that is a necessity. As for toys, sorry, that’s definitely not a necessity. So they will have to earn and save … Continue reading Why We Don’t Give Our Kids Allowance – The Importance of Work