Raising Boys and Girls Podcast: S4, E10 Rachel Cruze Interview

Rachel Cruze - Raising Boys and Girls: The Art of Understanding Their Differences; Member Book

Join Sissy Goff and David Thomas this week as they chat with mom, money-maven, and best-selling author, Rachel Cruze about how to raise money conscious and grateful kids.

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What do you think are some of modern parents’ biggest hurdles today?

How we handle money. 

Kids aren’t getting the physical example of parents handling money.

The value of money has shifted. People have begun to depend on it in an unhealthy way.

 

Money is a tool that when used wisely, can help us create a life that we love and can share with others. Rachel Cruze

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Social media = instant gratification

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What is contributing to kids being more entitled than they’ve ever been?

Parents often use instant gratification to fix things for kids.

Teaching kids proper money management can help ward off entitlement. 

How you handle money as a parent speaks louder than what you actually teach your kids about money. Rachel Cruze

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It’s okay to have nice stuff. Just don’t let your nice stuff have you. Rachel Cruze

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Teach kids the value of who they are over what they have. Rachel Cruz

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Rachel Cruze - Know Yourself, Know Your Money: Discover Why You Handle Money the Way You Do, and What to Do about It!

Know Yourself, Know Your Money book

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A lot of life problems masquerade as money problems. We have to get to the root of why we do what we do. Self-awareness is key.

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Money Classrooms

Anxious – emotionally stressed, verbally closed

Unstable – emotionally stressed, verbally open

Unaware – emotionally calm, verbally closed

Secure – emotionally calm, verbally open

 

The secure money classroom is the goal.

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What to share with kids in the midst of financial trouble . . .

Share but don’t scare. 

Open up if your lifestyle is going to change.

If you take money out of the picture, what does that leave you with?

Put your focus on the things money can’t buy.

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How can we make sure our kids grow up with good money habits?

Know your kids’ tendencies. Are they a spender or a saver?

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3 things parents can do to instill a sense of gratitude and responsibility in kids . . .

Gratitude

Simple habits. Making them say “please” and “thank you.”

Humility

Humility is not thinking less of yourself, but thinking of yourself less. Rick Warren

Create a spirit of giving and serving in your home and family life.

Contentment

Peace that God has you where you are for a reason.

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You are not just trying to raise good kids. You are trying to raise kids to be good adults. Andy Andrews

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