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The Opposite of Spoiled
« on: August 16, 2016, 08:39:59 AM »
I'm reading "The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous and Smart About Money"

It's very good for parents and only $1.99 right now (for the Kindle):
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Re: The Opposite of Spoiled
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2016, 11:32:15 AM »
Sounds like a good read and I'm not even a parent.

Quickly checked my library and they have a copy so I think I will give this  a glance.



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Re: The Opposite of Spoiled
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2016, 06:37:04 AM »
Quite good reviews.

Thanks for the recommendation, just downloaded a copy!
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Re: The Opposite of Spoiled
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2016, 12:58:07 PM »
Super interesting book; my husband and I read chapters and passed it back and forth, and it prompted a lot of really good discussions. Adding +++ to the recommendation.


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Re: The Opposite of Spoiled
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2016, 08:18:35 AM »
Thanks for the recommendation.  I enjoyed the library copy.  I'm considering buying a copy for future reference.

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Re: The Opposite of Spoiled
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2016, 12:58:38 PM »
Just picked it up at the library Friday and cracked it open yesterday.   Looks great. 

Half way through and feeling a super amount of guilt about how little we have done to teach our kids about money.  We tried an allowance for about half a year but then we kept forgetting to give them the money.  Then we did the sharing, saving and spending jars for about the same length of time.
Now I seem to hand over money when they have something they want with no prepared plan.  Sure we talk about needs and wants but I don't want to talk about how much I earn and what everything costs. 
I plan to try and finish the book, discuss with hubby and then get back on intentional parenting track.  I have been slacking in that area for number of years.

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Re: The Opposite of Spoiled
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2016, 05:17:48 AM »
I bought the book but have not been impressed. For me it feels repetitive and unfocused. For me it feels like reading an extended facebook reply about what person A did and then jumping to what person B did to teach their kids about money. Just random ideas thrown about and very little to back up the effectiveness of it.