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Silver Spoon Kids: How Successful Parents Raise Responsible Children

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A parent's guide to raising financially responsible children in an age of unprecedented wealth

It is natural as parents that we want to give our children the best of everything. And in an age of unprecedented wealth and easy credit, upper- and middle-income parents can indulge that urge like never before. Yet, you have become alarmed over the impact this newfound affluence
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Paperback, 272 pages
Published January 18th 2002 by McGraw-Hill Education (first published December 28th 2001)
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Jennifer
Apr 10, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2011
Cover tag lines are "communicating about money in healthy ways," "teaching strong values and compassion," and "preventing a feeling of entitlement." Written by a psychotherapist and an estate-planning attorney about how affluent parents can help their children develop a healthy relationship with money, it was published in 2002, pre-recession, and it occasionally seems amusingly dated in its take on the American psyche related to credit, real estate, etc. Nonetheless, I applaud the four basic rec ...more
Mei
Jul 16, 2018 rated it liked it
Excellent premise, so-so execution. But it did get me thinking about our values, our money value and how to instill them in our kids. Definitely a tough topic. There is a good chapter on allowance which I think is a good way to start the topic of money with young kids.
Jessica
Jan 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: parenting
This book is definitely worth checking out of the library, no matter how much money you make. Though some parts were irrelevant (trust funds? what?), it made some excellent points, such as our values about money are often the opposite of how we actually act with money, and thus our values and beliefs about money don't get passed down to our kids. I see this in my own life: my kids are young and they accompany me while I shop all the time, yet I usually pay bills online while they are asleep, so ...more
Mark
Mar 01, 2008 rated it it was ok
This book was just a disappointment. I would have given it one star but there were a couple ideas that were worth remembering. So I gave it two stars for at least approaching the subject of teaching your children about wealth (should be more books in the area). Most of the ideas are sheer common sense but the author does make a couple interesting points in regards to allowances. Overall, probably not the best book to read on the subject--seemed like they were just trying to fill space.
Mary
Feb 04, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: parenting
Interesting ideas of how to raise kids who don't have a sense of entitlement to everything you own. Also helps you to discuss money and its possibilities with kids at different age appropriate levels.
Albert Sun
Sep 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Enjoyed it good information about establishing some clear miney values.
Shayne
Nov 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: real-book
Lots of good ideas here. Recommended even if you're not particularly rich.
Kathryn
Dec 06, 2012 rated it liked it
Always good to remember that kids need to be taught more than academics to be successful in life. Bit of a snooze read though.
Jane
Mar 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
I've liked this so far. The authors (husband & wife team) are a financial planner and child psychologist and each offer a unique perspective. I've learned a lot so far.
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wear, srickers on cover; binding starting to crack inside front cover.
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