Amanda van der Gulik author of Teaching Children About Money says it certainly is.
In this month’s issue of Molly Green Magazine, Amanda talks frankly about how the business of every day life can keep us from taking the time to enjoy real bonding with our children. Even for the stay at home mom, who spends so much of her time with the kids, it is very easy to get sidetracked with all the things that need to be done. Before you know it, too much time can gone by and those little ones, aren’t so little any more!
Amanda suggests, among other things, that including your child in planning of the family finances can be a wonderful bonding experience. Money is important in that, we have to know how to manage it in order to take good care of our families and others. If we aren’t the ones to teach our children about money . . . who will?
But, can it really bring you closer together?
Sharing appropriate information with your child about the family budget shows them that they have an intricate and important role within the family unit. It gives them the opportunity to see what some of that busy work is really all about. It can help them learn to build a better future for themselves, while understanding the value of your family budget now.
Teaching children about money shows that you value them, and that you trust them. What could be more bonding than that?
Mothering matters, and bonding with your children over money is great mothering and good bonding!
There is much more in-depth information provided by Amanda in her articles for Molly Green Magazine. Read the full article today and get your own membership with additional benefits here.
Best-selling author Amanda van der Gulik has been homeschooling her two children for over 11 years and is the founder of www.TeachingChildrenAboutMoney.com. Visit Amanda’s site today to grab your FREE copy of her eBook, Goal Setting for Families or her “The 6 Magical Piggy Banks” cartoon to enjoy together while you build that life-long special bond with your child using…money!