The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money


The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money Author Ron Lieber
ISBN-10 0062247026
ISBN-13 9780062247025
Year 2016-02-23
Pages 256
Language English
Publisher Harper Paperbacks
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In the spirit of Wendy Mogels The Blessing of a Skinned Knee and Po Bronson and Ashley Merrymans Nurture Shock New York Times Your Money columnist Ron Lieber delivers a taboo shattering manifesto that explains how talking openly to children about money can help parents raise modest patient grounded young adults who are financially wise beyond their years For Ron Lieber a personal finance columnist and father good parenting means talking about money with our kids Children are hyper aware of money and they have scores of questions about its nuances But when parents shy away from the topic they lose a tremendous opportunitynot just to model the basic financial behaviors that are increasingly important for young adults but also to imprint lessons about what the family truly values Written in a warm accessible voice grounded in real world experience and stories from families with a range of incomes The Opposite of Spoiled is both a practical guidebook and a values based philosophy The foundation of the book is a detailed blueprint for the best ways to handle the basics the tooth fairy allowance chores charity saving birthdays holidays cell phones checking accounts clothing cars part time jobs and college tuition It identifies a set of traits and virtues that embody the opposite of spoiled and shares how to embrace the topic of money to help parents raise kids who are more generous and less materialistic But The Opposite of Spoiled is also a promise to our kids that we will make them better with money than we are It is for all of the parents who know that honest conversations about money with their curious children can help them become more patient and prudent but who dont know how and when to start

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