I’d say your biggest mistake is telling your child that they need to go over what they learned that day. Kids don’t know the significance of what they’ve learned until they need to apply it to daily life. From my experience, your best bet is to teach your child things they’ll never learn in school so they are open to talking about what they are learning. For example, take them to a cultural museum, teach them how to fix a car, or teach them financial literacy. Another thing to consider is this: the master teacher cannot teach everything, rather the master teacher can teach to everyone. If you find something, say teaching debit vs credit cards, and u want your child to learn it, don’t teach it the way the lesson plan calls for it to be taught. Teach based on how your child learns. If they learn through simulation, or visual representation, or reading, or videos, then adapt to the way they learn. That’ll help you reach your child.

If this is something you want to ask them in the car, start with basic questions. Do you know what a credit card is? How is it used? Would you ever want to get one? How would you use it? Etc. if they can explain things to you, then good! If they can’t, they’ll feel more open to asking you, since you’ve already asked them questions. They’ll be open to asking you back. And it’s perfectly normal to say you don’t know something, but always say you will find out.

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AJ Krow

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Teacher. Writer. Author. Aspiring Polyglot. Progressive Voter. Atheist. Twitter @ajkrow_writer.

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