September/October 2016Vol. 17, No. 7Financial Education Tool for Parents, Caregivers
A new resource from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau aims to help parents and caregivers educate the children and youth in their care about positive money skills, habits, and attitudes. Created for use with children and youth of all ages, the Money as You Grow website offers age-appropriate activities and conversation starters caregivers can use to broach a number of topics related to planning and problem solving, waiting for what they want, making good choices, and thinking about the future.
The tool includes sections for early childhood (ages 3 to 5), middle childhood (ages 6 to 12), and teen years and young adulthood (ages 13 to 21). It also includes tips and information for parents and caregivers about how children develop money skills according to their developmental stages, as well as common questions and answers children may have about money.
Access the Money as You Grow website at http://www.consumerfinance.gov/money-as-you-grow/.