Due to the specific questions I was asked, I share a lot of unconventional aspects of my life that our family practices. Of course they’re not unconventional to us! 😁
One in particular is that our Christmas celebration each year has nothing to do with Santa. Neither my parents nor Joe’s parents taught or celebrated their holidays having anything to do with this fictitious character. For my parents it was important we celebrated the true meaning behind Christmas which of course is CHRIST and MASS. For my in-laws, it was because they aren’t from the US and when they came here, they continued their own traditions which also didn’t include Santa.
Another great question and not something often discussed with children is adult personal finances and if it’s okay to share it with them. Here is another way of looking at it. We’ll teach children that a fictitious character is real, slides down a chimney, somehow goes back up a chimney and then flies off with reindeer to only eventually discover it was all a lie. But then think it’s too stressful to teach children about financial struggles.
It is possible to share the truth about managing money responsibly without stressing our children. Start out by following a budget. Add your bills, expenses and your debt. Then start budgeting your groceries. When you have that all organized and have it running smoothly, budget in an income for your children. Explain to them how it works and how to spend and save responsibly. Then there will be no fear or stress about it but only confidence and smart decisions that will last them a lifetime.
To see the rest of my answers to your questions, watch the video above. Thank you again for your questions and if you have any more, please leave them in the comments below. Thank you and have a great day!