Why You Need a Financial Mentor for Your Kids

As a home-based educator, you probably like to imagine that you are in control of your child’s education and that all the important lessons in life will be delivered by you. The majority of the time that will be true but when it comes to some things, it just makes good sense to capitulate to the experts.

One of those areas is going to be the are of finance. No matter how well versed you might think you are the fact is you will never know as much as a financial expert, and it is a wise decision to consult a financial mentor.

Experts Are in Agreement

The biggest names in finance and currency advise are in agreement, that it makes complete sense to consult an expert if your goal is to give your child the best possible start in life. Your son or daughter’s well-being is on the line here, so it only makes sense to listen to what they have to say.

Popular business and money mentors such as Suze Orman, Mary Barra, Michael Bloomberg and Robert Herjavec all say that when it comes to financial matters the average person just isn’t educated enough.

Do you really want to jeopardize your beloved one’s advancement by impeding their development? I’m guessing not.

It Pays to do Your Research

When researching for a money mentor, you will no doubt come across mention of Forex or the currency market. This is because many individuals have gained huge wealth by making shrewd investments in the money markets. Just as with anything in life, though, you have to make sure that you have garnered all the required information and education before embarking on a career in Forex.

One such Forex mentor is Marc Walton of Forex Mentor Pro fame. He offers a complete training course that is ideal for not only novice traders, but all so intermediate and experts alike.

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Marc has a vast wealth of experience as a Forex trader and has been educating newcomers to the field, for many years.

Not All Mentors are Created Equal

There are many Forex trainers available, but when it came time for us to chose one for our son, we chose Marc.

Skipping this essential aspect of currency education will prove fatal to the advancement of your youngster. Forex isn’t the only financial mentoring you can select, though; there are many other areas where you can amass wealth.

Areas such as investment, stocks, bonds, and options, to name but a few. No matter which asset you decide is best for you; you’ll still need to seek out a qualified and knowledgeable expert in the field.

My husband and I did a ton of research and found that the Forex market was by far the most popular and had the widest range of training available. In some ways, the abundance of information that was out there was a little overwhelming. It took us months to whittle down the options and arrive at the best solution.

We did try a few other so-called mentors before arriving at Marc, and it was this bad experience with those educators that helped to make a choice to go with Forex Mentor Pro, simple

Conclusion

It’s clear that you’ll need help with when it comes to educating your children in matters of finance. We have offered you a few options and alternatives, but when it comes down to it, the choice will be yours.

The currency markets have been kind to my husband and I, and we hope they will do the same for you.

Experience and Explore

Experience & Explore is the first stage of the EPIC learning cycle and a fantastic way  to start a new topic or theme.

This is such a neglected part of learning! Children at school might be given some time for exploring while at kindergarten but very soon learning becomes compartmentalized and formal. What a tragedy! Over formalizing denies a child’s inbuilt learning mechanism that is such a delight to witness in toddlers and the very young. Home schoolers have the opportunity to give time back as a gift to their children. I like what  John Taylor Gatto says in his book “Dumbing Us Down – The hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling”… He’s discussing children in schools… “students…are always watched… There is are no private spaces for children; no private time.” (If you ever want to understand in depth the urgency to educate your children at home then this is a great read)
Giving children the opportunity to go out and experience first-hand things in the world and then have time to just explore ideas and thoughts about those experiences will motivate them to learn. That’s because the motivation to learn is already inbuilt as children naturally want to explore their world! So really, starting your theme this way is not only natural but logical!

When introducing a theme, choose first-hand or direct experiences if at all possible. These are the most effective. First hand or direct experiences are those where your child touches, smells, tastes, feels, hears and sees something in the real world – that is, engage the five senses.

Because direct experiences stimulate the senses, arouse children’s interest and impact emotions they are easily remembered. The child is personally involved and this brings relevance to the theme topic. Children are now focused and motivated and new learning is meaningful.

Helping Children Write

Children are naturally imaginative. They love listening to stories and telling them but writing a story is not such an easy task. How many adults do you know who can write a novel or a short story…. good ones?

Most children have one advantage over adults in that they (hopefully) have not yet learned to be critical of their stories… they are willing to just let their imaginations go. This is so precious and something you want to guard. As for me, by the time I get to the end of the first paragraph I’m already inwardly criticizing my work. If that happens to you too, I highly recommend Daphne Gray’s website and blog – www.publicationcoach.com I love reading her newsletter. Her hints are well worth knowing for your children too.

Developing techniques of story writing takes time, practice and patience. All the more reason to not only protect your child’s adventures into writing but also foster confidence and enjoyment of the story telling. So be prepared to encourage, listen and enjoy!

Some tips…

1. Talk, talk and talk! Children won’t be able to write until they can express their ideas verbally. So talk about favorite stories, characters, plots and what makes a good story. Talk about the problems characters face, ask your child what would they have done or if things could be solved a different way or make up a new ending etc. Having rollicking conversations with your children is all excellent preparation for writing.

2. Tell stories…. Telling stories helps children sequence events and remember details and this will help them when they begin to write their ideas. You can start with ‘stories’ about themselves and their ‘adventures’ – such as a birthday party they attended… and then add a few delicious extras to spice it up! All in the name of fiction of course. Take turns adding to the story so everyone can join in the fun.

3. Retell fairy tales. Take a well-known story and tell it again by changing some details. For example, perhaps the three pigs are three kittens or maybe they have the names of the children in your family and so on. You can do this as entertainment during those long car trips. The structure of the tale helps children stay on track – and have a beginning, middle and end… rather than be a never-ending story connected with …. and…. and … and! It also helps with story structure such as characters, events, plots, problems the characters have and so on. This is an easy and ‘safe’ way for children to be creative and is especially great for children who lack confidence. Adding your children as the characters in the story is fun and children love it!

4. Speed writing. This is a great way to motivate reluctant writers… but this one is for another post!