If you’ve decided to homeschool your teen for high school, I hope that in addition to all the educational products you plan to use, that you’ve considered getting your teen set up with a checking account and a debit card.
That thought might scare you, but learning to responsibly use a checking account linked to a debit card is an essential part of your teen’s education and something they should be comfortable with before going on to work or college post-graduation.
There are definite hazards in having a debit card, but it’s important that you help your teen navigate that path now instead of waiting for them to naively run up the inevitable overcharges and fees once they’re away from home.
On June 1, the updated and expanded third edition of Life Prep for Homeschooled Teenagers will be available for purchase at most online and brick-and-mortar book sellers and from Cardamom Publishers. It includes six new projects. Two of them, the Checking Account Project and the Debit Card Project, will teach your teen how to keep a checking account balanced while avoiding hundreds of dollars in fees due to debit card usage errors.
More details about the latest edition of Life Prep will be forthcoming. If you have questions, please let me know!
I was lucky; I never saw any signs of anger in our kids when a new little one came on the scene. Of course it helped that two of the kids were still babies when their new sibling arrived. Also, our older kids were 6 and 8 when their sister was born, and they’d been praying for a baby sibling for a few years.
But being the oldest of four myself, I must admit that I wasn’t always thrilled when another sister showed up (I really wanted a baby brother). Maybe that’s why I got a kick out of these photos of children dealing with the reality of a new baby in the family. (Warning: #7 is a shocker.)
A while back, Vice President Mike Pence was criticized by many in the press because he prefers not to dine alone with a woman who is not his wife, and doesn’t attend functions where alcohol is served without his wife.
This wonderful article by Mollie Hemingway fully explains the wisdom of Pence’s stance. I highly recommend it.
If evolution really works, how come mothers only have two hands?
Happy Mother’s Day tomorrow to all you moms and grandmas out there. As we all learn, you’ve got to develop a sense of humor when it comes to your children, or you’ll go crazy. This list of funny things moms have done is ranked by votes; not all of them are funny. But several are cute, and my favorites are #15 and #16. In any case, you’ll find some laughs there, and you may even relate to a few of the things other moms have done.