Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Tips for Teaching Kids About Money

Here is an outline of Randy Alcorn’s article on ways that parents can help their kids learn to think biblically about money.

1. Give your children something greater than money—your time.

2. Use life’s teachable moments to train your children.

3. Take a field trip to a junkyard.

4. Teach your children to link money with labor.

5. Teach your children how to save.

6. Get your children started on the lifetime adventure of giving.

7. Provide your children with financial planning tools.

8. Teach your children how to say “No.”

9. Show your children how family finances work.

10. Never underestimate the power of your example.

Original source: Justin Taylor's blog | Link to the article here.

1 comment:

Kenny Conley said...

Great post! Over the years I have seen a small variety of decent curriculum come out about teaching kids about money, but I do think there should be more. Maybe some curriculum that you could use in a Kids Church environment as well as engaging content for parents to use at home as well. Outside basic faith essentials, I feel that how to handle (and view) money is one of the most important things we pass on to our kids!