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Kids Grow But Aren’t Getting Prepared for Adulthood

In Blog by pru | August 14, 2017

A shocking number of moms recently revealed that they do not believe their young adult children are capable of living independently and successfully in the adult world. The NHP Foundation surveyed 1,000 moms and nearly 63% of moms said their adult children are unprepared to live on their own. While a lack of affordable housing ...

BusyKid Creates New Opportunities for Kids with ASD

In Blog by pru | July 14, 2017

According to the latest studies, such as one conducted by Washington University in St. Louis in 2012, more than 50% of youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) had no participation in employment or education two years after graduating high school. Throughout the development process, we tried to envision all types of situations where BusyKid could ...

New View of Summer Jobs for Kids

In Blog by gregg | May 10, 2017

Pew Research Center reports that in 2014 less than one-third of teens had a job. While some of the declines has been attributed to more teens participating in unpaid volunteer work to fulfill a graduation requirement or boost a college application, others simply cannot find work. That does not mean parents have to let their ...

Family Tips for Financial Literacy Month

In Blog by pru | April 28, 2017

April is Financial Literacy month, and being such, it is the perfect time to make this important part of family life a topic of discussion within your household. Whether your kids are young or nearing adulthood, it is never too early (or too late for that matter) to educate your children about financial literacy so ...

What to Teach During Financial Literacy Month

In Blog by pru | April 25, 2017

While the particulars of family finance practices may vary, one thing remains the same: kids need to learn how to manage money from a young age. And yet amazingly, many teenagers will graduate high school this year with no knowledge of budgeting, loans, credit, taxes, or managing bank accounts. Because of this, the responsibility for ...

How to Help Your Children Create Financial Goals

In Blog by pru | April 17, 2017

Help your kids get ahead in life by teaching them the basics of financial responsibility at a young age. It’s never too early to teach them the value of working hard, saving money, and accomplishing goals, and you can use Financial Literacy Month this April as a chance to introduce some of these lessons that ...

6 Family Goals to Set During Financial Literacy Month

In Blog by pru | April 07, 2017

Setting goals as a family opens up several learning opportunities as parents and children learn and accomplish together. Working together toward a common goal can open the discussion about the importance of serving others, being a team player, saving money, and being responsible citizens. Your family will grow closer as you develop important values together ...

Is Your Family Financially Illiterate?

In Blog by gregg | April 04, 2017

Nearly one quarter of US states receive a failing grade when it comes to teaching kids personal finance in schools. Twelve states don’t attempt to teach it at all. This could be one of the reasons that only 35% of credit card users don’t carry a balance and pay off their bill every month, and ...

No Work Ethic Is Like Having A Lifetime Participation Trophy

In Blog by gregg | March 29, 2017

I hate participation trophies! The participation trophy attitude is one of the reasons we’ve raised (and are still raising) a generation of kids who believe that just because they show up or are on the team, they are entitled to all the honors and rewards. While the intent might have been good, for the most ...

Should I Pay My Kids an Allowance?

In Blog by pru | March 07, 2017

There are a lot of questions when it comes to the best way to raise your children. In fact, it may be one of the most debated topics out there — and for good reason. While everyone wants their kids to grow up and become upstanding members of society, the methods used to instill these values ...