Greetings, Moms and Dads!
I hope you are enjoying the start of October and the new routines that hopefully have normalized by this point. Be sure to take and make the time to spend time together as a family. Even during these older years, time together is valuable.
We want to continue to keep connected with you and your family. We want to consistently send things to encourage and empower you. This month is no different, so we have another great Online Parenting Class about “Helping Your Teen Handle Money”. I am sure you will love it, it is a great one.
What do you think? There were some good, solid thoughts in there for parents and families to consider. We are looking into a possible biblical finance class early spring, by the way. But for now, here are the points from last week’s video.
Encouraging Work Early. Is your tween/teen ready to take on a job? Even during the school year, could your child pick up a few hours at a local business on the weekends to make a little money but also learn some responsibility?
Open a Checking Account and Get a Debit Card. Even if you are not sure about opening a full checking account, would a pre-paid debit card work to teach your child how to better manage money? I’ll admit, my kids are still on a cash system in our house.
Don’t Pay for Everything. Have you had a talk about the difference between “needs” and “wants”? Are you paying for everything, including the new version of things your child already has? What is that teaching them about money management?
Teach Generosity and Saving Early. When was the last time your child saw you stop and help someone in need? What conversations have you had about tithe and offering?
I am praying for you. Let me know how I can help and encourage you even more when it comes to the topic of money and stewardship in your family!
Your partner in ministry,