Parenting - TEACH THEM MONEY!!!

in discussion •  10 months ago

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I know you maybe think this is too much, but I was starting to educate my daughter about the assets, values, money, work and time spending when she was literary 5 and I started to teach her English when she was only 2 years of age.

Being a mother of an iGen, I am completely aware that my child was born into the technology and instead fighting against ( wasting time ) I decided to take another route and actually use all the possible technology I know to teach her how to use it properly.

Both me and my husband are 100% techies, we repair things, use internet, use technology, earn by it in a multitude of the ways.

My kid's favorite game is in fact a ball and rolling in mud ...

Now, because she was so great in school this year, my husband bought her a smartphone and I bought her that art account, @artpetra - that is exactly me and her in combination. Trust me she is not the one who is commenting, lol...

I teach her how to draw things in few various application and send it online, we also scanned a lot of her drawings. The real ones , not digital art, which we usually put inside.

I also teach her how things work on Steemit, but for her it would be just too exhausting to use the main page , so I simplified. The thing is that she has all the major apps for Steemit that I have on her smartphone, but for the simplicity of the usage I installed her the @steepshot for Steemit, she earns credits with @smartsteem, her account is automated to send post links to my Discord Server, occasionally she drops a link to @minnowsupport in PAL from my PC, she has the steempay wallet by @kodaxx to see how much coins she has and a Market app to understand what means 'volatile'.

Now, while other parents 'program' their kids into an ambivalent serf mentality, I am teaching my own how to be free and independent.

World is not a fairy tale, and we should spend more time preparing our young to it, than training them to be sheep.

She is still very young and many think I am over reacting, but till her age I was driving a boat and a car, could fish and kill animals for food ( my father insisted on this) and was considered a child prodigy in school.

That were some other times but what I had to do was necessary, same that it is necessary in these new times to teach your children skills they really need.


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That's definitely a great idea. Responsibility is key to growing up. Especially if she is doing her own art, it's really great that she can see its value and not just her parents encouraging her - she is earning it all by herself.

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She prefers those apps with manual instructions. Like step-by-step draw a pony, or flowers, or something. I have a flood of papers in my study room. We also do a lot of combo-pictures. Merging, now we have finger painting.
I saw that great thing about the speed paining, but i think I still have to find a program that will work smoothly. If I do, she will definitely try that.

The most important thing for me is to present her with a wast field of possibilities, and that her work can be appreciated and valuable.

I think you should go one step further and start them on code and math as a language from an early age. Understanding mathematics as it relates to every aspect of existance rather than limiting the focus to just the currency aspect. Teaching them the real world aspect and value of currency is essential of course, your post is on point. All im getting at is that children can absorb much more than we give credit, if we had them preemptively prepared for life with math as their fundamental roots and language then they could be countless times more proficient as an adult in many faucets of life. Upvoted great post. Much love!

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Cool idea. I will see if there are some interesting easy things she can learn for a start..

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I actually have done a little digging and a toy im really interested in getting is called the cubetto, its a wood toy that teaches kids to code. Also i know a great ted talks for perspective on how to view an infants brain, ive taken some of her theories and adjusted them for my own parenting style but her talk about the word gap is very troubling. Ill reply link to the ted talk youtube video if youre okay with that

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Sure, why not, let me see it.
By the way my kid is 9, so if you have any material close to that age it would be great if you could share.

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Maybe something like the sphero sprk+ ? Its a pretty awesome looking little device.

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Thank you, definitely a great idea to take in consideration.

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Not really relevant for a 9 year old either but it still paints a good picture for any parent to consider.

Nice work, your efforts need more exposure. Thank you for sharing.