The politicians can talk all they like. But do you know who really has the power to save the world? It’s you.
Before you leave: this is THE MOST critical step to success – aside from checking that all the parts of the tent are present and correct.
A couple of weeks of a simpler life are good for the soul – yet so many people make camping so much harder than it needs to be.
It’s not that we’re not giving presents this year, it’s just that what we’re giving doesn’t need to be wrapped.
Now I love treats as much as the next whatever-it-takes-to-get-through-the-day mum, but sports always used to be a treat free zone. A piece of fruit at half time and the chance to win the Player of the Day certificate was all they expected.
Once you confirm Santa isn’t in fact real, they’ll start questioning everything else. The Easter Bunny? The Tooth Fairy? Oh where do the lies end.
In my Parents Guide to Pocket Money I mentioned that it’s not always a good idea to attach pocket money to chores. It’s just too easy for kids to refuse to do chores because they either don’t yet value money, or don’t have an immediate need for it – leaving you frustrated and with more things to do! You’ll still need a way of incentivising the kids to do what needs to be done. If it’s not going to be with money, then the best idea is to create a second form of currency which can be earned. Here’s some ideas on how – and why – to do this. Use the things your kids value the most Figuring out what incentives to offer in return for doing chores is easy – just find the things your kids value the most. In our house that would be access to technology, but it could just as easily be treats, play dates, sleepovers, or all of the above or anything else you think will work. Whatever it …
The slopes are closed. The kids have gone feral. You’re at the end of your tether. And it’s only 9am.
Taking the family skiing is not for the faint-hearted – but with a little bit of planning it can be a rewarding experience for everyone.
Teaching kids to save is still important. But in today’s get-it-now world of easy finance options, teaching them about borrowing money is equally important.