decision making

It’s Not About Being Perfect • Science of Parenting • Iowa State University Extension and Outreach – Parents Article

As you might know, The Science of Parenting loves to look at research and reality. We believe parents should have access to trustworthy information, and they can use that information to make decisions about what’s best for their unique family. Where the challenges sometimes come in is actually FINDING that research-based information. Who can you trust to give you unbiased information? Research by Bernhardt & Felter confirms that parents consider information gathered from a university or medical professional to be…

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Help Young Children Form Positive Financial Habits • Science of Parenting • Iowa State University Extension and Outreach – Parents Article

Guest blogger and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Human Sciences Specialist in Family Finance, Sandra McKinnon shares some compelling information on youth and financial literacy. Children form financial habits at an early age. Parents and care providers can influence what those habits will be. University of Wisconsin-Madison researcher Karen Holden and colleagues found that habits children learn when they are young form the basis for their future behavior. A study from Cambridge University found that children form financial habits…

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