#5 of 10 things NOT to say to your kids about $$$: “Do as I say, not as I do.” Seriously? Kids do what they see us do and they know our actions as parents are more genuine than our words. Remember that first smile? It was a reflection of our own smile. We taught them that smile through our actions.
What you should say is… “Watch me and learn how money is to be managed wisely. Watch me save, spend wisely, put the “do” in donate and invest for the future. Let me show you how.”