- an alternative to allowances - "We don't believe in paying a child simply for being a part of a family."
- developing an independent spirit and positive attitude in your child in regards to chores
- giving and saving
- toys and recreation
- use of technology by your child - includes some well thought out boundaries
- part time jobs
- dating/courting and marriage
One of the great features of the book is that they address the different age groups for every topic addressed. For example, clothes for a 5 year old will be different than clothes for a 15 year old. They offer practical advice for dealing with each.
The book includes details on using the MoneySmart family system which is a way of compensating your child for completing their assigned chores thoroughly, independently and with a positive attitude. While I won't be implementing the system, there were plenty of principles I can apply without it.
In summary, this book has great value and I would recommend reading it. However, I probably wouldn't spend money on it. I would order it from the library. It's kind of a "one-read" book.
I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers in exchange for an honest review.