Decisions

16 05, 2016

10 Reasons to Use a Commission or Pocket Money System with your Children

By | May 16th, 2016|Decisions, Gratitude, Money Perspective, Money Views, Parenting, Pocket Money/Allowance System, Saving, Smayver|0 Comments

Since navigating a pocket money /commission system in our household, the change in our family dynamics has been extremely positive. I pay my daughters (aged 6 and 9) a small fee for specific tasks, additional tasks and financial rewards for special achievements. Every week we keep a tally and total on a Sunday morning. Sometimes [...]

29 04, 2016

Solving the Parental Wish List

By | April 29th, 2016|Decisions, Empowering Beliefs, Financial Education Tips, Gratitude, Parenting, Pocket Money/Allowance System|0 Comments

Life today is so BUSY! BUSY BUSY BUSY. Technology is changing faster than ever, some days my children are ahead of me. Amidst life's changes, important issues for parents remain - the responsibility in raising children to become confident, motivated, resilient and happy adults. When you discard the noise and focus on important, relevant and meaningful [...]

31 03, 2016

No Turning Back

By | March 31st, 2016|Decisions, Entrepreneurship, Smayver|0 Comments

It’s the afternoon before smayver.com goes live and I’m enjoying a gorgeous afternoon on the beautiful Gold Coast (Australia), my hometown and holiday destination of choice. My youngest is crying, the “fartnuts” have been hurting her, and she’s adamant I need to get off this laptop and enjoy a “proper holiday”. I want to as [...]

22 03, 2016

Parenting and Beliefs about Money

By | March 22nd, 2016|Belief Sytems, Decisions, Empowering Beliefs, Financial Education Tips, Money Perspective, Money Views, Parenting, Uncategorized|0 Comments

As a parent, I think we only want the best for our children and we don't wish to create little monsters who feel entitled from an early age. Our money beliefs intentionally or unintentionally form a crucial role in the habits developed by our precious off spring. I am pretty sure a child that feels [...]

22 03, 2016

What It Feels Like to No Longer Worry About Money

By | March 22nd, 2016|Decisions, Minimalism, Money Perspective, Money Views, Uncategorized|0 Comments

“What It Feels Like to No Longer Worry About Money” is partially excerpted from The Minimalists’ book, Everything That Remains. Growing up in a poor neighborhood with a single mom was not, as they say, child’s play. Drinking and drugs and familial anarchy permeated the walls of our cockroach-infested apartment. Not to mention all the baggage [...]

8 03, 2016

A Timely Reminder

By | March 8th, 2016|Belief Sytems, Dangers of Screen Time, Decisions|0 Comments

It was a moment that made my parenting ears turn forty-five degrees. My internal emotions resonated and applauded. This morning I participated in an engaging and interactive presentation by Alice Sharp, a leading authority on HL (Home Learning) and playfulness. I learnt there are many ways to adapt and grow a simple nursery rhyme (more [...]

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