161UP: Money & Kids: Teaching Prosperity Consciousness to Our Children
The words we use to talk with our children about money, being able to afford something or calling things expensive are powerful shapers of their reality and their destiny. Let’s have a conversation around teaching them their power and instilling a beautiful belief system in their minds around money at a young age.
3 Key Takeaways
- Have real conversations about how you want to spend money. When teaching your kids about money, rather than using words based in lack, based in scarcity, based in not enough, based in diminishing their power of what they can create in this world, you can have real conversations about how you want to spend your money as parents and what things you think are best for your kids, because that does fall on you as parents.
- Shift your language. Rather than putting a monetary value on something and saying that it’s expensive, shift your words into saying it’s important and why it’s important.
- Help your children to own their power to create the life they choose. Notice your language when you’re talking to your kids about money, about the affordability of something, about the value of something, and help them to own their power in creating and drawing to them things that would make their lives fuller and richer.
- “Money is a beautiful thing. It is so useful. It can help you to create a beautiful life. It can expand your awareness of so many experiences.”
- “Because of money there are so many wonderful things we can share and say about having money, but that’s not the conversation most of us heard growing up.”
- “When you follow your joy, you’re rewarded financially. When you serve others, you will always be taken care of.”
- “Money can be fun. Money is meant for enjoyment and circulation.”
- Be mindful of what you’re saying to your kids about money matters.
- Change your language. For example, when purchasing something, instead of saying, “That’s too expensive. We can’t afford it,” you can say something like, “Let’s buy it next time.”