Children should be let be children without the burdens of adulthood. Help them
understand that when you spend money, you are making a choice... between
options... and teach them how to weigh options. But please, don't put the
burdens of the word on their young shoulders. They have plenty of time for
I'd say to have a habit of being truthful, open and inclusive when doing
family finances. It will really help them as they grow and need to manage their
own finances, thus saving them some major, unneeded, heartache.