Archive for February, 2011

Now You Know What We Have Been Up To!

Saturday, February 26th, 2011

Well here it is! If you came here to the BLOG, you have now seen our new look. We are so excited about the changes!

I want to thank One Lily Inc. for all of their hard work. They have taken our mission and made it possible to share with you!

We will be launching on Tuesday March 1, so stay tuned for all of the new and exciting news from Legacy 4 Kids.

Kelly Marquet-Bodio

My Kids Financial Legacy, how do I fit in?

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

Thank you Dani!

Ten Tips for Talking With Your Children

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Certainly we knew there’d come the time for the “big talk,” but who knew we’d be struggling with how to talk to our children about drugs and AIDS, pregnancy and gay relationships, guns and violence at school, and kids who kill other kids.

     Our world has grown more complex and the media, including the Internet, has swung wide the doors to information and misinformation. Talking with our children about difficult and often disturbing issues has never been more critical.

Following are some tips that may help. 

1. It is never too soon to start. Kids are hearing about issues at an earlier age.

2. Don’t wait for them to ask. Just because they haven’t asked about something doesn’t mean they don’t want or need information.

3. Tackle subjects even if you’re uncomfortable. Set aside your own feelings and initiate dialogue.

4. Be open and encouraging. Create an environment in which any question can be asked at any time.

5. Be clear about your values. Children want and need moral guidelines from their parents.

6. Don’t just talk, listen. You’ll get information about how to approach an issue while building your child’s self-esteem.

7. Be straightforward and honest. You don’t have to give all the details, but you do need to be honest.

8. Take time, be patient. Unlike lunch, digesting new information can take time.

9. Don’t wait for the “right time.” Be ready when opportunities arise. Daily life presents many openings for even a short dialogue.

10. Keep talking. Information given in small doses over a period of time is the best way to have that “big talk.”

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