Saving money is one of the most important things parents should teach their kids. Starting them young is most ideal. Experts have pointed out that the way a parent instills the value of saving money will determine a child’s success in handling his own money in the future.
For small kids, parents need to encourage to start saving despite the little money that you give them. You can introduce the traditional piggy bank to your kid and let him or her put any amount that’s left of what you’ve given him.
It’s also a good idea to let your kids help out in certain household chores that they are capable of doing and then rewarding them with a little money. According to experts and many parents, this is a better option than just freely giving money or buying them whatever they ask of you. This strategy will make children become more responsible as they help you in the house and it also makes them look forward to earning their reward afterwards.
Teaching your child to focus on a goal is also essential. It teaches them discipline as well. Kids often desire to have a lot of things that they see on TV, from their classmates and friends or at the shopping malls. Instead of buying that item, you can guide them into saving money little by little so they can purchase that particular product with their own money.
Along with this is you have to keep track of how they’re going about in their saving goal. You can then choose to provide an equal amount of money when the child reaches his goal as an incentive to keep him or her going in this aspect.
Originally posted on February 25, 2012 @ 7:01 am