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}

Is it bad to be poor? {with printable}

Being poor can mean different things for different people. The word “poor” is being used rather loosely by people like you and I. But what does it really mean to be poor? According to the World Bank, Being extremely poor is when you live on US$1.90 per day or S$2.70 per day or thereabouts. Being moderately poor is when you live on less than US$3.10 … Continue reading Is it bad to be poor? {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}

Why Do Countries Have Different Currencies? {With Printable}

Firstly, do you know what a currency is? A currency is a unit of exchange, specifically used when buying or selling goods or services. Fun Fact But did you know that there’s no one currency that works in all countries? Every single country in this world has their own currency. Like many other things, currency needs to be managed. If the world only had one … Continue reading Why Do Countries Have Different Currencies? {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}

Teaching Kids About Stocks In Investment {With Printable}

What are stocks? Let’s say you really like McDonald’s and you want to be one of the many owners of The McDonald’s Corporation, you buy their stock MCD from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). Remember how you received a certificate when you graduated from kindergarten, which was proof you finished all your lessons?  Well, when you buy stock from McDonald’s, they give you what … Continue reading Teaching Kids About Stocks In Investment {With Printable}

Explaining Diversification to Kids {With FREE Worksheets}

Mother Hen, Her Eggs and The Boy A story about the importance of diversification – for kids an original story by Investor Kiddo   There once lived a little boy on a farm with his family. His favourite thing to do was to visit the chicken coop every morning after breakfast. He wanted to see if the hen has laid any eggs. But more importantly, … Continue reading Explaining Diversification to Kids {With FREE Worksheets}