Both kids and adults often have strong feelings about children being given an allowance. Before young people take a side, it's important for them to learn the basic arguments and facts on both sides of this debate. They're able to do this with the help of balanced text that carefully presents opposing viewpoints and fact boxes that highlight information that can support an informed opinion. Featuring a detailed graphic organizer that summarizes this debate in an accessible way and vibrant, full-color photographs, this is an essential critical thinking exercise for young readers.
There are many opinions about whether kids should get an allowance. Important questions include: Does an allowance teach good habits? Does an allowance teach kids to use money well? Should allowance be tied to chores? By looking at each question from two sides, readers can see how opinions can influence people’s thinking.
Zen and the art of raising children to make peace in the world . . . In this wise and insightful volume, Charlotte Kasl applies her signature blend of spiritual guidelines, exercises, and practical advice to a stage of life that leaves many of us searching for answers. If the Buddha Had Kids draws from Buddhist, Quaker, and other spiritual traditions to help parents raise children who value cooperation, compassion, and understanding, emphasizing that finding peace within a family is the first step toward creating a peaceful world. Beginning with creating a healthy bond with your child and moving through all stages of life, encouraging empathy, respect, fascination, and curiosity, Kasl explores the spiritual journey of parenting. She also draws on her decades of experience as a healer and practicing psychotherapist to tackle very practical concerns such as the roles of electronics, money, sexuality, and education, and what it means to find one’s voice. This lively book promises to bring inspiration, humor, and wisdom to the joys and struggles of raising children in our contemporary world, and will serve as an enlightening companion for all moms and dads. From the Trade Paperback edition.
A Step-by-Step Guide to Raising Capable, Grateful Kids in an Over-Entitled World
Author: Amy McCready
Category: Family & Relationships
Cure your kids of the entitlement epidemic so they develop happier, more productive attitudes that will carry them into a successful adulthood. Whenever Amy McCready mentions the "entitlement epidemic" to a group of parents, she is inevitably met with eye rolls, nodding heads, and loaded comments about affected children. It seems everywhere one looks, there are preschoolers who only behave in the grocery store for a treat, narcissistic teenagers posting selfies across all forms of social media, and adult children living off their parents. Parenting expert Amy McCready reveals in this book that the solution is to help kids develop healthy attitudes in life. By setting up limits with consequences and training them in responsible behavior and decision making, parents can rid their homes of the entitlement epidemic and raise confident, resilient, and successful children. Whether parents are starting from scratch with a young toddler or navigating the teen years, they will find in this book proven strategies to effectively quell entitled attitudes in their children.
Published by the Boy Scouts of America for all BSA registered adult volunteers and professionals, Scouting magazine offers editorial content that is a mixture of information, instruction, and inspiration, designed to strengthen readers' abilities to better perform their leadership roles in Scouting and also to assist them as parents in strengthening families.
A Voluntary Simplicity Guide for Moms, Dads, and Kids Who Want to Reclaim the Bliss of Childhood and the Joy of Parenting
Author: Marie Sherlock
Category: Family & Relationships
Raising children ranks as one of life’s most rewarding adventures. Yet between Mom and Dad working full-time jobs, endless carpooling of overscheduled youngsters, and the never-ending pressures to buy and consume, family life can be incredibly—needlessly—complex. What if you could find a way to spend more time with your children, replace unnecessary activities with meaningful ones, and teach your children an invaluable life lesson in the process? Living Simply with Children offers a realistic blueprint for zeroing in on the pleasures of family life: • How (and why) to live simply and find more time to be with your children • Activities and rituals that bring out the best in every family member • Realistic ways to reclaim your children from corporate America • Helping children of any age deal with peer pressure • Raising kids who care about people and the planet • How to focus on the “good stuff” . . . with less stuff Including sections on limiting television, environmentally friendly practices, celebrating the holidays, and tapping into the growing community of families who embrace simplicity, this inspiring guide will show you how to raise children according to your own values—and not those of the consumer culture—as you enjoy both quality and quantity time with your family. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Financial expert Charles Ross provides sound practical advice on how to become a more knowledgeable consumer by learning how to budget, protect, save, and invest money. Ross is the host of "Your Personal Finance", a syndicated radio program.
Offers numerous lists of fun, factual, and trivial issues, such as discontinued ice cream flavors and most popular websites for kids, along with "netiquette" tips, helpful references, and more. Original.
This extensive, one-volume personal library offers a better way of getting the facts one needs to live safety, easily, inexpensively, and enjoyably in complicated times. In a lively style, The Practical Guide to Practically Everything covers such consumer issues as health care, money matters, buying a car, safety on airlines and in airports, strategies for getting better pay, and more. Graphs, tables, charts & illustrations.
Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
Category: Family & Relationships
The ultimate parent’s guide to raising financially smart toddlers to teenagers. Our children today have more money than in all of history. They face more pressure to spend and to keep up with their friends. The challenge for parents is to teach restraint and responsibility when our society may not put much stock on such values. This book teaches parents what to tell their children about money and how to tell them. The authors share their challenges and successes in plain common sense language. Good money habits are put forth in an easy to follow manner. The chapters are full of practical advice and humour, and you learn to answer difficult questions posed by your children.
You could be just two paycheques away from bankruptcy! More people are up to their eyeballs in debt than ever before. Canadian families currently owe over $450 billion. That’s almost $15,000 in debt for every man, woman, and child in the country. It's mortgages, vehicles, credit cards, student loans, and more ... and it's dangerous. The number of consumer bankruptcies has been rising dramatically every year, and Canadians from all walks of life are in dire financial straits — from the working poor to the highest-income professionals. No one is immune from crushing debt, and it will just get worse if we don't take control now. Effectively managing your debt is one of the first—and most important — steps toward your financial health. Put Your Debt on a Diet takes the mystery and fear out of the process of overcoming even the most severe financial problems. Shows you how to effectively reduce and eliminate debt using realistic and down-to-earth techniques. Provides a clear process and achievable milestones that you and your family can use to improve money management skills and resolve debt problems. Includes comprehensive coverage on: assessing your debts, building better money habits, setting financial goals, budgeting strategies, credit counselling, debt reduction strategies, using credit cards wisely, how to shop for credit, and much more. Features practical examples, tips, frequently-asked-questions, worksheets, and checklists to help you reduce your debt load. Whether you're in financial crisis, or just living too close to the edge, Put Your Debt on a Diet is the ultimate reducing plan to help you trim your debt load and put you on the road to good financial health.
Don't miss the PBS series MoneyTrack with financialexpert Rob Black "A true financial reality and investor education seriesfeaturing real people with real-life problems and solutions. . . .Well worth watching." —Humberto Cruz, LA Times In today's unpredictable financial world, achieving andmaintaining financial security is a major concern for many people.Getting on the MoneyTrack shows you how to make the rightfinancial decisions for you and your family. It provides ablueprint of what you need to do to ensure a well-funded life andcovers topics such as: Common money management mistakes and how to avoid them How to get and stay out of debt New ways to work Investing in real estate Financial planning essentials for couples How to raise money-savvy kids The best ways to save for college Retirement Filled with in-depth insights and practical advice, Gettingon the MoneyTrack provides an accessible and honest look at howyou can improve your financial well-being.
The Surprising Secrets of Americans Living Happily Below Their Means
Author: Jeff Yeager
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Category: Business & Economics
America’s Ultimate Cheapskate is back with all new secrets for how to live happily below your means, á la cheapskate. For The Cheapskate Next Door, Jeff Yeager tapped his bargain-basement-brain-trust, hitting the road to interview and survey hundreds of his fellow cheapskates to divulge their secrets for living the good life on less. Jeff reveals the 16 key attitudes about money – and life – that allow the cheapskates next door to live happy, comfortable, debt-free lives while spending only a fraction of what most Americans spend. Their strategies will change your way of thinking about money and debunk some of life’s biggest money myths. For example, you’ll learn: how to cut your food bill in half and eat healthier as a result; how your kids can get a college education without ever borrowing a dime; how to let the other guy pay for deprecation by learning the secrets of buying used, not abused; how you can save serious money by negotiating and bartering; and how – if you know where to look – there’s free stuff and free fun all around you. The Cheapskate Next Door also features dozens of original “Cheap Shots” – quick, money saving tips that could save you more than $25,000 in a single year! Cheap Shots give you the inside scoop on: • How to save hundreds on kids’ toys; • What inexpensive old-fashioned kitchen appliance can save you more than $200 a year; • How you can travel the world without ever having to pay for lodging; • What single driving tip can save you $30,000 during your lifetime; • Even how to save up to 40% on fine wines (and we’re not talking about the kind that comes in a box). From simple money saving tips to truly life changing financial strategies, the cheapskates next door know that the key to financial freedom and enjoying life more is not how much you earn, but how much you spend.