Self-esteem effects so much more than just a child’s personality. Self-esteem is one of those cyclical things. With great self-esteem tends to come confidence in their school work. With confidence in their work comes good grades. With good grades comes… high self-esteem! It is a magical thing. It can be a painful thing to watch if your little one is not as self-confident as they should be, and it can have some pretty negative consequences. So what can you do to boost their confidence?
David Lowey So what is the secret for getting teens to budget their money? It doesn’t require a 12-hour course in financial planning or a checkbook. For many teens the path to money management starts with simply knowing their account balance. Sure that sounds too simple, but sometimes it is the simple changes that have [...]
David Lowey The landscape of compensating kids for chores is a battlefield, with two sides entrenched in opposing positions. One side says tying chores to money teaches kids the value of hard work. The other argues that contributing to the household without compensation teaches character and helps kids understand their role in the family. Anyone [...]
When we grow up, our parents become the kids we have to look after. However, in between obsessing over their health to fussing over the tiniest details of their daily life, we often forget that they also need a carefree vacation to rejuvenate their mind, body and soul. After a hard-earned life, isn’t that what [...]
To pay kids for chores or not. I guess it depends on what message you are trying to send as a parent. Are you trying to teach your child the relationship between work and money and that with hard work one can earn a wage? Are you trying to teach your kid about budgeting and [...]
By Shane G. Owens, Ph.D., ABPP Over the next several weeks, emerging adults will walk across the stage at commencement … … and right back into their childhood bedrooms. In 2014, just over 32% of millennials were living with their parents. These living arrangements can cause difficulty for everyone involved, so it’s best to set [...]
Parents purchase frozen dinners for more than convenience Source: Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior Processed foods are higher in calories, sugar, sodium, and saturated fat than natural foods, but prepackaged, processed meals remain a popular choice for many consumers because they reduce the energy, time, and cooking skills needed to prepare food. Having items [...]
By Patrina Dixon, CFEI; Yellowbrick Accredited Provider Are you or a loved one seeking ways to ween down the price tag on college tuition. Stacking up on available scholarships is a great option to start. How? There are a number of scholarship websites for you to get started. There also may be multiple opportunities [...]