Alone, Not Lonely

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Alone Not Lonely

Episode 6 Summary: “Alone, Not Lonely:  Nurturing Creativity by Embracing Boredom”

In this episode of “It’s Not About Money,” hosts Matt and Charla McKinley, the Artisan of Adulting, delve into the importance of resisting the urge to constantly entertain children and allowing them to experience boredom. Charla shares personal experiences and provides a list of 16 activities for kids to do when they claim to be bored. 

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Introduction to the Topic:

Matt and Charla discuss the challenges of over entertaining kids and how it can hinder their ability to entertain themselves.  They share personal stories and reflections on the impact of boredom on creativity and self-reliance.

16 Things Kids Can Do When Bored:

Charla presents a list of activities to help kids entertain themselves.  Matt shares some of the ideas, emphasizing the importance of fostering independence and creativity in children.

Understanding the Importance of Alone Time:

Charla reflects on the difference between being alone and feeling lonely.  She shares a powerful anecdote about her daughter’s early experiences with friendship and the steps taken to help her daughter become more comfortable with alone time.

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Peaceful Parenting

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Peaceful Parenting

Episode 5 Summary: “Peaceful Parenting:  10 Battles that Aren’t Worth It”

In this episode of “It’s Not About Money,” hosts Matt and Charla McKinley, the Artisan of Adulting, discuss the importance of choosing battles wisely when parenting teens. Charla shares insights on 10 battles with teens that may not be worth the struggle.

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Basic Hygiene:

Charla emphasizes the challenge of forcing kids to care about basic hygiene and suggests letting them make these choices for themselves.  She shares anecdotes and practical strategies for encouraging teens to take responsibility for their personal hygiene.

Clean Room:

We discuss the battle over teens’ messy rooms and propose letting go of strict cleanliness expectations in their personal space.  Charla encourages setting boundaries that align with family needs without unnecessary conflicts.

Hairstyle Choices:

Charla shares the experience of allowing her son to express himself through a unique hairstyle.  We discuss the importance of letting teens make decisions about their appearance within reasonable boundaries.

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Responsibility Roadmap

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Responsibility Roadmap

Episode 4 Summary: “Responsibility Roadmap:  A Guide for Every Stage of Childhood”

In this episode of “It’s Not About Money,” hosts Matt and Charla McKinley explore the crucial theme of responsibility in parenting. Charla, the Artisan of Adulting, sheds light on the significance of gradually transitioning responsibilities to prepare kids for adulthood.

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Early Years:

Charla emphasizes the importance of allowing kids to cut their own food in their early years. This simple task builds a foundation for independence and self-sufficiency.

As They Grow:

We discuss the importance of teaching tweens to wake themselves up using an alarm clock. This task instills a sense of responsibility and time management, preparing them for a future without parental wake-up calls.

Teen Responsibility:

Charla shares insights into teens taking responsibility for communication.  Encouraging teens to email teachers and coaches fosters independence and accountability for their academic and extracurricular commitments.  Next, we discuss letting teens handling paperwork for school, camp, or medical forms. Charla explains how this task teaches organization and responsibility, emphasizing its effectiveness in ensuring participation.

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Beyond the Nest

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Beyond the Nest | In this episode of "It’s Not About Money," hosts Matt and Charla McKinley, the Artisan of Adulting, delve into the essential topic of self-confidence in children. Charla shares her insights on nurturing self-confidence through meaningful experiences | #It'sNotAboutMoney #homeschooling #TipsHomeschooling #money #BeyondChores #Kid’sAllowance #BeyondtheNestNurturingSelfConfidenceinKids #BeyondtheNest #NurturingSelfConfidenceinKids #SelfConfidenceinKids #SelfConfidenceinBeyond the Nest

Episode 3 Summary: “Beyond the Nest:  Nurturing Self-Confidence in Kids”

In this episode of “It’s Not About Money,” hosts Matt and Charla McKinley, the Artisan of Adulting, delve into the essential topic of self-confidence in children. Charla shares her insights on nurturing self-confidence through meaningful experiences.

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Helping Someone Different from You:

Charla emphasizes the importance of kids helping strangers who are different from them. Engaging in activities like Meals on Wheels provides a sense of purpose and showcases the meaningful impact of their unique gifts.

A Week Away at Camp:

Reflecting on the impact of a week away at camp, Charla highlights the significance of gentle exposure to life outside the comfort of home. This experience fosters independence and a deeper understanding of the world.

Learning a New Skill:

Charla discusses the value of learning new skills in building self-confidence. Overcoming the initial intimidation by trying something new offers a sense of accomplishment and mastery crucial for future challenges.

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Beyond Chores

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Beyond Chores | In this episode of "It’s Not About Money," hosts Matt and Charla McKinley dive into the nuanced topic of allowance for intentional parenting. Charla shares their journey and the challenges faced in deciding how to approach allowance for their children | #It'sNotAboutMoney #homeschooling #TipsHomeschooling #money #BeyondChores #BeyondChoresFindingtheRightApproachtoKid’sAllowance #Kid’sAllowance #FindingtheRightApproachtoKid’sAllowance #RightApproachtoKid’sAllowance Beyond Chores ~ Episode 2

Episode 2 Summary: “Beyond Chores:  Finding the Right Approach to Kid’s Allowance”

In this episode of “It’s Not About Money,” hosts Matt and Charla McKinley dive into the nuanced topic of allowance for intentional parenting. Charla shares their journey and the challenges faced in deciding how to approach allowance for their children.

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The Allowance Dilemma:

Charla explores the controversy surrounding allowance, discussing the balance between teaching responsibility and avoiding pitfalls like paying for chores.

Money as a Tool:

Drawing from personal experiences, Charla introduces a unique perspective on treating money as a tool. She shares a practical framework using her son Jack’s allowance journey, illustrating the importance of financial responsibility. It truly is beyond chores.

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The 6 Must-Dos

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The 6 Must-Dos to Boost Teen Independence | In this episode of "It’s Not About Money," hosts Matt and Charla McKinley, the Artisan of Adulting, explore the crucial experiences that foster independence and prepare teens for the real world | #It'sNotAboutMoney #homeschooling #TipsHomeschooling #money #The6MustDostoBoostTeen #The6MustDosEpisode 1: The 6 Must-Dos to Boost Teen Independence

In this episode of “It’s Not About Money,” hosts Matt and Charla McKinley, the Artisan of Adulting, explore the crucial experiences that foster independence and prepare teens for the real world.  Charla shares insights from their son Jack’s journey and presents a list of 6 must-do things for teens.

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Managing Money:

Charla emphasizes the importance of teens learning to manage money early, covering the value of wants, gratitude, and discernment. Matt’s college story adds a personal touch.

Getting a Job:

We discuss the necessity of teens working outside the family to gain valuable life skills, using our son’s experience at Chick-fil-A as an example.

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