Believe it or not, children can experience stress just as much as adults. Pressure to do well in school, to make new friends or maintain old friends, or just managing expectations of mentors and role models are all example sources of stress for kids.
Some children may not be able to articulate the stress that they are feeling, however. The American Psychological Association (APA) recommends tuning into the following emotional or behavioral cues to recognize possible signs of stress.
When creating a household budget, we all need to account for many kinds of expenses. According to the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), they include:
- Child care
- Health care
- Other necessities
Another important item that should be on the list is life insurance. How to find the money to do so when creating a family budget?
As a parent, you want your child to grow up to become a financially savvy adult who knows how to be responsible with his or her money. Learning how to manage money is a critical life skill, and so it’s never too early to start teaching your child about finances.
However, managing finances as an adult can be daunting, and introducing kids to financial management may seem even harder or more intimidating. Our Gerber Life “Age-by-Age Guide” is designed to help parents turn daily activities into opportunities for teaching kids about money. Ages shown are approximations, since each child develops and learns at different rates.
For many teenagers, having a job is both a rite of passage and their first venture into the “real world.” What do parents need to know about after-school jobs for teens?
The U.S. Department of Labor website, Youth Rules!, has a great many resources for teens who are either looking for a job or are currently employed.
Does your teen want to get a job? Here are some guidelines:
April is National Financial Literacy Month. What better time to put your financial knowledge to the test? Or to learn more?
Take our seven-question Personal Finance Literary Quiz below to test your understanding of some of the basics. Think you have what it takes to earn a perfect score? After tallying your points, you’re welcome to share your score with us and on social media.