Our favourite blog from last week’s iBlog Friday has been chosen.
Shelley Marsh of Money Mummy is the winner with her post about body image called, Why money is just important as sex (when it comes to talking to your children). Congratulations Shelley. Your prize is in the mail!
Most parents see it as part of their role to have the birds and the bees talk with their children. They expect that at some point in time it is a conversation (or in most cases, several conversations) that that they will have to have. It is seen as an integral part of the parent job description, crucial to bringing up a well rounded child.
But why is it not the same with money? We talk openly with our children about sex but shy away from something that will be just as an integral part of their adult lives.
Think of how many money related things you do every day – go to work, buy the groceries, pay bills, use a credit card, pay the mortgage or the rent. Whether we like it or not money is an integral part of our daily lives. I don’t mean this in a “money is the be all and end all” kind of way because it most certainly is not. But you have to admit understanding your finances is pretty important and the consequence of poor financial decisions can be dire. So why isn’t it up there with sex when it comes to talking to our children?