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The Importance of Teaching Children Financial Lessons

The Importance of Teaching Children Financial Lessons

Kids learn by observation. They will watch you and anyone else they see around them. Soon enough, they'll pick up thinking patterns and actions from what they've seen. It is critical to be the one who teaches your children about money. You don't want your child...

Back To School Fundraising Ideas

Back To School Fundraising Ideas

When a new school year begins, teachers and other staff might need to raise funds for projects and events. Instead of directly asking parents for money, holding a fundraiser is often an option used in many schools. Here are a few ideas to consider that are fun for...

Raising Emotionally Intelligent Children

Raising Emotionally Intelligent Children

Parents are the first role model for their children. Not only do parents teach their children how to succeed academically, but they also have an impact on their child's emotional intelligence. Encouraging children to succeed scholastically or in the realm of sports is...

Why You Should Include Your Teens in Budget Planning

Why You Should Include Your Teens in Budget Planning

Teenagers have a lot going their way, such that handling their finances can be daunting. Including teens in budget planning provides them with financial literacy enabling them to prioritize financially. They get to understand the differences between needs and wants,...

The Importance of Raising Financially Literate Children

The Importance of Raising Financially Literate Children

Financial literacy is among the critical life skills that every individual requires. It is vital to teaching your children the basics of financial discipline and investing for better wealth creation in the future. Financial education is essential in providing kids...

Why You Should Teach Your Children to Cook

Why You Should Teach Your Children to Cook

Cooking is an important life skill that you need to be a successful adult and contribute to your family or social group. Parents can sometimes be reluctant to get kids started in the kitchen because of the number of dangerous things there, the time preparing to cook...

How to Teach Your Child to be Responsible

How to Teach Your Child to be Responsible

Being a reliable and responsible person is one of the most important qualities anyone can have. As with most attributes, teaching starts during childhood; it is a parent’s duty to show their children what responsibility looks like and gradually raise them to become a...

Best Places to Hike with Family in Connecticut

Best Places to Hike with Family in Connecticut

Looking for a weekend getaway with the family? Consider leaving the city and heading north! Hiking can be a great way to get away from the distraction of everyday life. The state of Connecticut offers hundreds of miles of wonderful hiking trails that vary from easy to...

Family Fun: Spring Crafts for Children

Family Fun: Spring Crafts for Children

  Spring is just around the corner and with it comes warm sunny days and a lot of great craft opportunities for kids of all ages. To assist parents in the search for the perfect craft, here is a list of some thrifty ideas made from common items for families to...