Smart parenting can be a bit of a touchy subject these days, with everything in society changing so fast that life is becoming a blur, and kids from one generation are so different from kids in another.
However, with that said, there are still some parenting techniques that can be considered ‘smart’ in a general sense, and those can exist in the categories of making sure to keep utility bills in order, putting money in banks wisely, remembering that health is a long-term nutritional investment, avoiding credit and loan traps, and learning from your own parents’ successes and failures.
Keep Those Utility Bills In Order
Health and safety go hand in hand when it comes to utility bills. And since there are so many different ways to approach utility bills, especially when it comes to whether you are personally responsible for paying them, or whether you’re part of a conglomerate of houses, or perhaps even if you are some sort of complex manager or real-estate and housing professional. Organization is the name of the game, so the more you know about utility bill recovery, the better.
Put Money In Banks Wisely
Another health and safety matter when it comes to personal and financial housekeeping is putting money in the bank appropriately. If you need to, create a savings account for your children when they are just babies, and just keep putting money in when you can afford it. There is a potential to get a lot of great savings that way, and your kids will totally appreciate when they become adults themselves.
Consider Health As a Long-term Nutritional Investment
And health and housekeeping combine succinctly when it comes to things like long-term nutrition. If you basically have your kids follow nutritional guidelines, then they will be healthy and have healthy habits as they continue growing. As long as they understand and accept it as a long-term concept, they will even pass the knowledge down further generations.
Don’t Get Caught in Credit or Loan Traps
As a parent, it’s easy to want the best for your kids, which can end up meaning you put a ton of debt on your credit cards, or maybe even you get caught in student loan debt trying to put your kids through the best colleges. However you can manage it, try to avoid these traps.
Learn From Your Parents’ Successes and Failures
Finally, a good way to find your successful path through parenthood is by really observing the successes and failures of your parents, and act accordingly. If you are married, talk to your spouse about the best way to teach them as far as healthy fiscal behavior goes as well.
Originally posted on December 20, 2015 @ 2:09 pm