Keeping the peace when your kid moves home

By  Shane G. Owens, Ph.D., ABPP   Over the next several weeks, emerging adults will walk across the stage at commencement and right back into their childhood bedrooms. In 2014, just over 32% of millennials were living with their parents.   These living arrangements can cause difficulty for everyone involved, so it's best to set [...]

Should parents pay their kids to do chores?

To pay kids for chores or not. I guess it depends on what message you are trying to send as a parent. Are you trying to teach your child the relationship between work and money and that with hard work one can earn a wage? Are you trying to teach your kid about budgeting and [...]

Parents purchase frozen dinners for more than convenience

Parents purchase frozen dinners for more than convenience Source: Society for Nutrition Education and Behavior   Processed foods are higher in calories, sugar, sodium, and saturated fat than natural foods, but prepackaged, processed meals remain a popular choice for many consumers because they reduce the energy, time, and cooking skills needed to prepare food. Having items [...]

Cut Down the Price Tag of College Tuition With the Scholly App

By Patrina Dixon, CFEI; Yellowbrick Accredited Provider   Are you or a loved one seeking ways to ween down the price tag on college tuition. Stacking up on available scholarships is a great option to start. How? There are a number of scholarship websites for you to get started. There also may be multiple opportunities [...]

My child is stealing: Now what?

What should you do if your child is caught stealing? Unfortunately, this is a question that most parents have to ask themselves at some point. Even when you teach your children that stealing is wrong from an exceptionally early age, many children will eventually try to get away with stealing something relatively small as a [...]

How do children around the world feel about their lives?

A major international study, which involved researchers from the University of York, has provided a fresh perspective on how children around the world feel about their lives.   The Children’s Worlds study, co-ordinated in England by the Social Policy Research Unit (SPRU) at York, asked children about all key aspects of their lives including their [...]

Advice for Parents with Financial Problems

There is nothing more disappointing than having to tell your child he or she can't have that favorite toy because you're having a hard time with money. It happens to many couples. Even those with seemingly perfect lives occasionally have financial issues. They can strike at any time. They can be from the loss of [...]

It’$ My Money – A guided journal to help you manage your finances

A Guided Journal to Help You Manage Your Finances is the first in a series of journals dedicated to financial literacy and money management. It’$ My Money is designed to enrich teenagers with simple but smart financial information while providing inspiring quotes and guided questions. Financial scholars will be able to explore topics and increase [...]

Teaching Kids to Have a Good Work Ethic

Teaching kids to have a good work ethic is very important. They need to learn to be responsible and dependable from an early age. Here are some tips to helping a parent build a great work ethic in their kid.   Teach Delayed Gratification   Teach the kid how to delay what they want and do what they [...]