105: How to pass on mental wealth to your child

Think about your parents.

Now think about money.

What kinds of ideas, images, and feelings come to mind?

Do you recall any discussions about money – or were these hidden from you?

Was there always enough to go around – or were you ever-conscious of its absence?

What little incidents do you recall that ended up becoming defining ‘money scripts’ of your life?

Perhaps it won’t be a shock to learn that just as we learned how to raise children from our parents, we also learned how to think about money from them.  And as we will raise our children the way we were raised unless we choose a different path, we will also pass on our ideas about money – unless we decide differently.

Today we hear from Dr. Brad Klontz, co-author of the book Mind over Money: Overcoming the Money Disorders That Threaten Our Financial Health, who helps us to think through the money scripts we want to pass on to our children – and how to adjust course if we decide we need to do this.

Find more information from Dr. Klontz on his YouTube channel.


Other episodes in this series

This episode is the first in a series on the intersection of parenting and money.  You can find other episodes in this series:

The impact of consumerism on children


About the author, Jen

Jen Lumanlan (M.S., M.Ed.) hosts the Your Parenting Mojo podcast (www.YourParentingMojo.com), which examines scientific research related to child development through the lens of respectful parenting.

Her Finding Your Parenting Mojo membership group supports parents in putting the research into action in their real lives, with their real families. Find more info at www.YourParentingMojo.com/Membership

She also launched the most comprehensive course available to help parents decide whether homeschooling could be right for their family. Find out more about it – and take a free seven-question quiz to get a personalized assessment of your own homeschooling readiness at www.YourHomeschoolingMojo.com

And for parents who are committed to public school but recognize the limitations in that system, she has a course to help support children's learning in school at https://jenlumanlan.teachable.com/p/school

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