Millions of children are at home amidst the coronavirus outbreak, turning many parents and caretakers into interim homeschool teachers until mid-April. We encourage all parents to use this time to teach your kids about the one thing they'll never learn about in school: Money.
Hobbies give your kids a few precious moments away from glowing screens to flex their creative skills, get some exercise and learn about the world in a fun way.
But over the years, the cost of extracurricular activities has skyrocketed. Playing on a travel team, for instance, costs families an average of $2,292 every year, with some spending as much as $20,000 annually.
Raising children is a constant balancing act. You want to provide structure and stability, but you also don’t want to run an overly militant household. It’s important to you that you show you care about your child’s whereabouts and choices, but you don’t want to be a helicopter parent. You want your kids to do well in school, but you don’t want to put too much pressure on them.