March 2015 Featured Book
The Opposite of Spoiled
by Ron Lieber '93
New York Times columnist Lieber makes a strong argument that money is something that children notice and talk about. . . . Lieber's easygoing style will encourage parents to raise a new generation that's both confident and compassionate. - Publishers Weekly
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In the spirit of Wendy Mogel's The Blessing of a Skinned Knee and Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman's 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 opportunity--not 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.
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