Resources for Families


Kids & Money Web Resources

Jump$tart is a national coalition of organizations dedicated to improving the financial literacy of pre-kindergarten through college-age youth by providing advocacy, research, standards and educational resources.

The MoneyTrail Blog: Pam Whitlock, co-owner of MoneyTrail, shares her thoughts on raising financially smart kids. The blog is a collection of practical tips and kid-tested approaches for dealing with money and kids, ages preschool thru college.

CNNMoney.com: Money 101, Lesson 12: The top things to know about Kids and Money

TeenDollars.org: TeenDollars is Reading High School's online business. Led by award winning Financial Education teacher, Mr. Brian Page and operated by Reading High School students, this website provides a platform for financial literacy information useful to teachers and students.

Awesome Island Game: Awesome Island Game, the 2011 EIFLE Award Winning 'Instructional Game of the Year, Tabletop', was invented by a Financial Education Teacher of the Year to help teach the most important personal finance topics in a fun and exciting way.

Kidsmoney.org: Kids' Money empowers parents, teachers, organizations and kids to pursue the financial education of young people. Find the tools and resources you need to help children develop successful money management skills and habits as they prepare to become financially responsible adults.



Books about Kids and Money

Clark Smart Parents, Clark Smart Kids : Teaching Kids of Every Age the Value of Money by Clark Howard. In this book, Clark Howard addresses everything from allowances (when and how much to give) to teaching teens about credit cards and navigating the purchase of a first car, to saving for college, paying off loans, staying out of debt, and much more!

Raising Money Smart Kids: What They Need to Know about Money and How to Tell Them by Janet Bodnar. Janet Bodnar, a mother of three and deputy editor of Kiplinger's Personal Finance, has experienced firsthand the increased spending power and financial temptations facing today's children. Bodnar adivses other parents how to help children develop a healthy attitude toward money, see through the advertising hype, and stand up to peer pressure.

Earn It, Learn It by Alisa T. Weinstein. Earn It, Learn It is a new twist on a traditional allowance. It is designed to teach children the value of money, work and time well spent. Kids learn about different careers while earning their own money.

Millionaire Babies or Bankrupt Brats: Love and Logic Solutions to Teaching Kids About Money by Jim Fay and Kristan Leatherman. Jim Fay is the co-founder of the Love and Logic Institute. Millionaire Babies or Bankrupt Brats? takes Love and Logic to another level. It combines all the best Love and Logic strategies for teaching personal responsibility, with time-honored principles for teaching financial responsibility.

The Everything Kids' Money Book: Earn it, save it, and watch it grow! by Brette McWhorter Sember. From saving for a new bike to investing their allowance online, kids get the "cents" they need with this. Kids will also learn: how coins and bills are made; what money can buy--from school supplies to fun and games; how credit cards work; ways to watch money grow--from savings to stocks; cool financial technology; and more!



Parenting Resources

Creating Champions for Life by Bonnie and Tom Liotta

Creating Champions for Life is the nuts and bolts behind successful child-rearing. It cuts through all the mis-information that has been taught to parents, educators and care givers for generations. Creating Champions for Life is unique, innovative and state of the art child rearing strategies, for the 21st century, of pro-actively guiding child behavior.

From the Liotta's..."I know that all children are different, but the teaching methods offered here are proven, beyond a shadow of a doubt, to be extremely effective with all children. It raises self-confidence and brings out the best in every child. This does include and not limited to children who have been diagnosed with learning disabilities or child behavior disorders like ADD, ADHD or Oppositional Defiance Disorder."

Familyeducation.com: Familyeducation.com is part of the Family Education Network, the best of the Internet's content, resources, and shopping for parents, teachers, and kids. Launched in September, 2000, the company's mission is to be an online consumer network of the world's best learning and information resources, personalized to help parents, teachers, and students of all ages take control of their learning and make it part of their everyday lives. They have a wonderful section about teaching your child the value of saving and spending wisely.

Positive Parenting Solutions by Amy McCready
Positive Parenting Solutions is the leader in providing training for parents of toddlers to teens. Parenting educator and TODAY Show contributor, Amy McCready will teach you the tools you need to effortlessly manage day-to-day discipline challenges of raising children, leaving you more confident, less stressed and more in control. Resources include free webinars, a blog that covers relevant parenting topics and the Positive Parenting Solutions Online Course.