Teaching Kids about Money: What NOT To Do
- July 17, 2012
- by Melissa Lawrence
Hello my dears! Melissa from CloudMom here with some Mommy money advice!
Moms Shopping Online
Confession time today. I’m a big online shopper—it’s so easy and great for a multitasking mommy. Everything I need, from clothes to toys, and any baby product imaginable in between, can be bought online with the click of a button. But when it comes to teaching my kids about money and how to become financially responsible, I am trying to NOT let my kids see me buying ANYTHING online. Here’s why!
Money Lessons for Kids
By not buying things online in front of your children, I believe that you definitely avoid the inevitable “Mommy won’t buy me X, Y, or Z!” Also, because we can buy with the click of a button, kids might think you can purchase anything you want online, for free! And that’s certainly not what I want my kiddies to think. To me, that classic physical exchange of money when at the supermarket or department store helps me to teach my children about the value of money and how we have to give to get. You can even get their brains working by asking them to help you with simple addition and counting change. A perfect learning opportunity in the real world. For more on why we Mamas might want to avoid shopping online in front of our children, check out my vlog!
Happy online shopping, Mamas…just not in front of the kids!