As they have grown I have realized that there is no protecting our children from being hurt. There are valuable lessons to be learned in all of our relationships, romantic and otherwise. And like so many other things that I was so positive about, I changed my mind. I let my children date.
I don’t plan to wait until my daughter’s eighteen and ready to move out on her own before I draw back the curtain and show her how we pay the bills and do all of those other grown-up things. Here are a few practical ways to teach kids at each age level about taking care of bills and the household budget.