I’m back with another Q&A podcast and this week is all about parenting. There are a lot of questions here and I trust me when I say I’m no expert. I fail as a mother daily and have my Mommie Dearest moments. I’m probably not doing the best job, but I’m doing the best that I can. BUT I have been doing this for 16 years now and can definitely share what I’ve learned along the way. Today I’m covering:
- The challenges of parenting a teenage daughter (and driving…eek!)
- Our family’s rules and expectations + how Steve and I play good cop/bad cop
- Talking to your kids about chores + money responsibilities
- And finally, a big topic for a lot of us, phone rules. Hint: We’re strict.
I LOVE talking about these things. If you have any other questions, PLEASE let me know! You can direct message me on Instagram or leave a comment here. I would love to answer your questions. Have a wonderful weekend!
Love you. Mean it.
- Use a magnetic whiteboard for chore list, starting in Kindergarten
- The Kidgy app tracks location and sets geo fences
- The Bark app is our favorite content monitoring
- The Greenlight app is a great tool for kids to track and learn about money
The Greenlight card is the best thing I’ve done for my teens! I highly recommend!
As it relates to allowance and budgeting for your kids – once they have earned their money, especially at the younger ages, do you have a say in how they spend that money? Can they just go blow it to learn the lesson that maybe they didn’t really need that one thing….or do you make them save half allowing them to spend the other half? I did not do a great job of this when my two i college were going. Now I have a 9 yr old bringing up the rear. Gifts are different – my opinion – if… Read more »