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BusyKid Joins Forces with American Leadership Academy

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Phoenix, AZ – BusyKid, the first and only online chore chart where children can earn, save, share, spend and invest real money, is helping students at American Leadership Academy (ALA) build accountability and responsibility. A PEW Research Center survey of parents revealed that nearly every parent (94%) wants their children to be responsible, while 92% also hope for children who are hard-working. BusyKid and American Leadership Academy are coming together to help grow children who …

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How to Love Washing Dishes

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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 and utensils will give them invaluable skills for their future. At this point you’re probably wondering, but when do I …

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Want Successful Teens? Have Them Do Chores

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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 them to perform better in school as well as be more responsible, accountable, dependable, disciplined and creative. So, if kids …

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3 Ways to Teach Your Children Money Management

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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 financial responsibility, and you see that there seems to be a steep drop off in overall financial literacy. This is …

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BusyKid Honored As National Parenting Product Award Winner

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App reinvents chores as kids’ first job with direct deposit. Phoenix, AZ — BusyKid is thrilled to announce that it has been named a National Parenting Product Awards winner for 2018. For over 27 years, the National Parenting Product Awards (NAPPA) has been ensuring that parents purchase the highest quality products that help them connect and enjoy time with their families. Consumers looking for high-quality products and services can rest assured when they see the …

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Top 20 Spring Chores for Kids

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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 anything, it’s ideal if you can include more than one lesson at a time. By paying your kids an allowance …

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5 Ways Allowances That Reward Chores Can Help Children In Life

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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 of instilling a solid work ethic in your children. Giving them an allowance is also a great incentivization strategy. Earning an allowance …

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March Is Here … Let Your Kids Spring Into Action!

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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 a recent study by the Center for Parenting Education, children who regularly do chores are: better able to deal with …

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So What Are Your (Latchkey) Kids Doing After School?

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Every year, millions of children head home after school to an empty house because school clubs/sport programs have been cut, after-school supervision is expensive, or the children are at an age where parents feel they are capable of being home alone for a few hours. If you have a “Latchkey” kid, you’re certainly not alone.    After-school care is a multi-billion-dollar industry, however more than a quarter of America’s school children (15.1 million) are on their own after …

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Great Financial Gift for Kids

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Are you looking for a financial gift for your children? BusyKid may be the perfect choice for you! One of our key goals is teaching kids how to become financially responsible; we do that with our easy-to-use mobile app. Giving kids weekly chores and rewarding them for their efforts is our first step to help promote responsible future spending. A financial gift is something your children will learn to appreciate, especially with lessons that BusyKid …