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So…Should I Give My Kids Allowance? (Part 4 of 4/Kids & Money)

If you’ve been following the money conversation so far, you’re probably wondering, “How does allowance fit in to all this?” Personally, I choose not to use an allowance, but I don’t believe that allowance is necessarily a bad thing, depending on HOW YOU FRAME IT. What I do is prioritize helping my daughter earn money…

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Messages Our Girls Need to Hear

As this year’s Princess Training Camp draws nearer, I am thinking about some of the key messages that I want to share with the girls, in a positive, light and fun way. Here are some of them: Our girls need to know that their bodies, personalities, strengths, and beliefs are unique, and that this is…

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YOU are Exactly the Mom that Your Child Needs

Dear Mother, Yes, you heard me right. Even with all of your imperfections, guilts and insecurities. Even though you yell sometimes and cry sometimes. YOU are the mama who can love your child most.  In some crazy cosmic way, your child chose YOU. And YOU chose your child. Maybe that’s partly because there is something you…

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Potty Talk (How to Avoid Getting Suspended from Preschool)

Let’s talk potty talk. One of my regular coaching clients called me up because her son was “having issues” at preschool because he was saying “poopy” and she needed help figuring out how to deal with it. She shared this with me. Then we stopped and stared at each other in disbelief. It was one…

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How to Stop Your Kids from Begging for Stuff at the Store (Part 3 of 4)

“Mommmmmmmmmmmyyyy!!! Pleaaaase! You NEVER buy me anything!!” If this sounds familiar, this blog post is for you! If it doesn’t, read on for some tips to help your child earn money, and also learn to value money and effort. When you’re just starting to introduce the idea of earning money to your child, and your…

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Are You Sharing These Key Money Skills With Your Kids? (Part 2 of 4)

So, if you’ve read my last blog post, you’re on the right track to getting your messaging around beliefs about money down. The next step is to figure out what practical skills your children are learning about money management and how money works. Here are a few basic ideas that can be shared and reinforced…

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How Not to Have a Grown-Up Kid That Asks You for Money (Part 1 of 4)

I’ve been getting lots of questions lately from parents thinking about whether to give their kids an allowance, but I think the question is much bigger than this. The bottom line is, you don’t want your kids growing up and still depending on you for money (trust me on this), and in today’s world, money management…

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