Father’s Day is here and I’ve been reflecting on my role as a parent. It’s easy to get caught up in our daily lives, especially on the financial side of things. We get so focused on working hard to make more money to pay the bills so we can make it back to work to pay the bills again.
It’s so convenient to forget to teach our kids along the way with all the other busy proceedings of life. It’s NOT so convenient to make time to be a parent. I just wrote a guest post for the Mom’s Plans blog about the things I want my kids to learn about money. (Make sure you visit their awesome site and leave a comment to share the love – the post will be up on their site Tuesday by 7:20 a.m.). It’s a lot of good content and ideas, but writing the post was the easy part. The follow through isn’t so easy.
As I celebrate Father’s Day with my family, I’m letting it be a reminder that I need to (once again) make sure being a good dad is part of my everyday focus. And part of being a good dad means making sure my kids are prepared for adult life. This includes financial management skills, and teaching these skills starts with setting good examples.
So what changes will you be making to focus on being the best parent you can be? Leave a comment to let us know.