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Teach Your Kids To Donate Like It’s The Holidays All Year Long

In Blog by BusyKid | November 20, 2018

  It’s the most wonderful time of the year, or so the song goes. November marks the beginning of what I like to call “Donation Season” – 61 days (November & December) when charities around the world receive over a third of their yearly donations. According to some recent reports on philanthropy, 34% of all ...

Reasons to Get Rid of Your Paper Chore Charts

In Blog by BusyKid | June 15, 2018

Like it or not, everything is going digital. I just came back from a family vacation to see the magical land that began with a mouse and it blew me away when I learned early on, I never needed money. A wristband and cell phone were all I needed to survive three days at the ...

Don’t Let Your Child Become a Summer Couch Potato

In Blog by BusyKid | May 23, 2018

The percentage of children aged six to 12 who were physically active three or more times a week had its most significant drop in five years and is now under 25%, according to new data. With the laziest time of year for kids (summer break) upon us, have you thought about how your kids will ...

3 Tips for Teaching Your Kids to Manage Money

In Blog by BusyKid | April 20, 2018

According to the Department of Agriculture, a middle-income married couple with two kids is estimated to spend $233,610 raising a child born in 2015. Parenting is undoubtedly expensive, and in order to provide the best possible life for your children, you need to have a good understanding of your finances. This is a skill that ...

How to Love Washing Dishes

In Blog by BusyKid | April 06, 2018

We’ll admit it, cleaning dishes is one of the least liked chores. But washing dishes is a chore that should be done every day. Having a dishwasher is a luxury, and even with one, some dishes aren’t dishwasher safe. Starting children off early and teaching them the importance of taking care of your kitchen dishes ...

Want Successful Teens? Have Them Do Chores

In Blog by BusyKid | March 30, 2018

It’s no surprise kids who do chores often succeed later in life. Like encouraging your kids to eat their vegetables, chores are packed with good things growing children need to turn into successful adults. In fact, a recent survey from online polling company Pollfish discovered moms and dads who had kids regularly complete chores found ...

3 Ways to Teach Your Children Money Management

In Blog by BusyKid | March 23, 2018

Warning, this statistic might alarm you. Millennial parents (age 18 to 34) are the least confident generation when it comes to explaining money management to their children. Only 60% feel confident. Compare this to 76% of parents 35 to 44 years old, and 79% of parents 45 to 54 years old feeling confident in teaching ...

Top 20 Spring Chores for Kids

In Blog by BusyKid | March 09, 2018

Though snow still may be falling at your house, the calendar is showing that it’s almost time for Spring cleaning. Having your kids help around the house is not only a valuable way to teach your kids responsibility., but it also burns calories and helps you have a cleaner home faster. When teaching your kids ...

5 Ways Allowances That Reward Chores Can Help Children In Life

In Blog by editor | March 08, 2018

If you are one of the 57% of American adults who received an allowance growing up, there’s a 90% chance you had to do chores to earn it, and a 70% chance that you had to work for every penny. Chores, like getting the mail, watering the plants, or doing the dishes, are excellent ways ...

March Is Here … Let Your Kids Spring Into Action!

In Blog by BusyKid | February 28, 2018

Spring is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start making a list of all the “Spring Cleaning” projects you want to get done before the Summer heat kicks in. The average home has hundreds of projects just waiting to be tackled, including many your kids can jump in to complete. According to ...