Family Dollar
June 2, 2015, 10:00 AM
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The question was asked, “when should a parent start educating their child/ren about money”, my reply.  As soon as they know how to talk.  There is so much history when it comes to money and the cost of living.  When I look around and observe children today, they can appear so unappreciative or unaware that there is a cost to life.  Yes, I know Jesus Christ paid it all, but when it comes to character there is much to be developed and development should start at home.

The word of God says, we (parents/adults) should train up a child in the way to go, so that….when does or should the training start.  I love to hear parents say, they talked to their child while in the womb.  I’ve heard some say, “they prayed for their child before they were even conceived”, I think that is so awesome.

There’s artwork on money from the coins to the bills.  There’s so much to be discussed to a parent can get the child’s curiosity going by opening their observation to the different sizes and colors.  To me, money and relationships go hand in hand.  We often hear as adults, allow your money to work for you while you are sleep.  Well, the one you love, you would hope they love you when they walk up and will continue to want to serve you and love you with no limits.

There some connections with how we treat money is how we treat relationships, that’s probably why there are credit reports, they are asked for during the counsel sessions.  By no means, its used to be judged but someone can gauge how a person make decisions and why?  You witness teenagers talking about they can’t wait to drive, etc. but don’t know about insurance, getting the tags and the other responsibilities that comes with purchasing a vehicle.  Parents walk into a store and want everything they see, “time to understand that it cost”.

In my book, I write about “how we can’t cram” parenting.  You can’t plant a seed today, water it at night and expect a rose in the morning.  So, parents/adults start soon to teach your child/ren about money.  There’s so many subject matters to uncover.  We want them to respect currency just like they are to honor their mother and father.  I sure hope I answered someone’s question or curiosity.  Until next time, be informed about that life:  FAMILY!