The 411 on raising responsible and happy children
The deal site Savings.com posted this article yesterday and I was excited to be included (at the bottom). Do you have any ideas to share? You can read many more ideas for raising responsible and happy children in the full version here: Savings.com.
While group time with the family is great, I also set aside one-on-one time with each of my children. It gives them the personalized attention that they need. They’re always happier and it’s as simple as taking them to get Jamba Juice and talking about what they did at school or what they want to do on the weekend, etc.. You can also try one of the 50 summer bucket list activities that Jen of Thrifty NW Mom does with her own kids or try Alea of Premeditated Leftovers’ frugal family fun ideas.
If you have teen-aged children, they can also find jobs as babysitters, pet sitters, tutors and more. Here are some ideas for teens to earn extra money compiled by Lori of More with Less Today. I will encourage both my daughters to get a job as soon as they can because it really teaches them the value of a dollar and although it’s very easy to spend it, it’s harder to earn it.