10 ways we’re teaching our 2 year old about money — a guide for toddler parents

10 ways we’re teaching our 2 year old about money — a guide for toddler parents

Money mindset at age 2? Yes! I became a brand new Mama in 2016 and it became my mission to teach myself a positive money mindset, so I could teach my son. In my opinion, money, money mindset and the understanding of wealth are essential life skills, just as fundamental as learning to read is to a child.

I wish I had learned to get my money stuff together a whole lot earlier so my gift to my children is to start early! We tend to unknowingly pass on generational weaknesses and I really don’t want to be responsible for passing on my mega money drama to my children.

I’ve written this guide with real life examples. Use the examples and inspiration to start your own money lessons. A lot of what we do is an experiment and I often think of improvements to games or concepts and then bring them in next time the opportunity arises. I am also constantly assessing if a conversation or activity is too advanced, too simple or can be presented in a better way. I then adjust as we go along. 

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10 unique ways to handle two year old tantrums

10 unique ways to handle two year old tantrums

Are you accidentally aggravating toddler tantrums? I was. How do you go from extreme frustration to a zen like ‘I got this’ with toddler tantrums? I was the extremely frustrated Mama. We were in a negative cycle. This is our story, together with a tonne of examples, lessons, tricks and tips that you can try for yourself.

Tantrums arrive unannounced. For us they crashed into our world at age two years three months. They are a whirlwind of unexplainable, illogical and uncontrollable emotions that overflow, ooze and fester. They are super tricky, ugly and draining!

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