When I was young, one of my favorite things to do in November was to go through the thick Sears and JCPenney catalogs (for those of you as old as me, you remember getting catalogs sent to your house every year) and creating a wish list of all the items I wanted to get for Christmas. I gave this practice up a long time ago, but my cousin who is now 30 still types out a … [Read more...] about Is a Child’s Gift Registry a Good Idea?
Financial literacy is an important part of raising children to be successful and independent. However, good money habits don’t just develop spontaneously. Children need to have instruction in financial literacy from the time they are small. It is possible for you to teach younger children about money, building a solid financial foundation for them in the years that … [Read more...] about Financial Literacy: What to Teach Younger Children
Many parents—mothers especially—see work-at-home as the perfect blend of work and child rearing. Because you’re at home you can both earn a living and be close to your children. Additionally, you can save the substantial cost that comes with daycare. But is that how it will work? It could, but it will depend on a number of factors and how you’ll handle them. The type … [Read more...] about How to Combine Children with Work-at-Home Jobs
Kids and Cell Phones Part ll - Selecting the Best Cell Phone Plan Last time in What is the Right Age to Give Your Child a Cell Phone? we tried answering the “when” question of kids and cell phones. This week we’ll assume the answer to that question is “now”, and tackle some of the mechanical details that come right after that decision. Phone Types Cell phones have evolved … [Read more...] about Selecting the Best Cell Phone Plan for your Child
I heard about a recent brouhaha over a J Crew ad that come out in which a designer has painted her young son's toenails pink. In the ad, designer Jenna Lyons says "Lucky for me I ended up with a baby whose favorite color is pink. Toenail painting is way more fun in neon." Over at Fox News, Dr. Keith Ablow criticized the designer's decision to paint her son's toes pink Dr. … [Read more...] about Is There Anything Wrong With Painting A Boy’s Toenails Pink?