I have a baby due in August and have been thinking at 9 weeks to go, what I can teach my nearly 4 year old daughter before bub arrives. She is toilet trained during the day and dressing herself as well as helping her brother with things. But what else? And for our youngest at 2, what can we encourage or teach to make things easier when number 3 comes?
I remember an older mother at my church who was reflecting on the fact that her eldest daughter was soon to be 18. She acknowledged that her daughter was now a woman and hopefully knew all she needed to manage her own household; this was in light of the fact that she would be moving out of home for university. If she didn’t, this mother realised she had a limited time to rectify the situation!
Preparing for the Future, Today
Deadlines are good; they prompt action. We have this impending sense of need for a completion of a task. I think we need this deadline when it comes to aspects of our finances. What will prompt us to act today, in preparation for our future?
Think about what works best for you: setting a deadline to have a task/goal achieved by; telling a friend you’re going to do something by a particular date or setting a challenge of having achieved something financially within a set timeframe. Whatever works, set yourself a goal or two relating to your finances and set a deadline! It could relate to saving a certain amount, investing in something or even learning about a particular financial topic. Then set a deadline – get to it!