Thank you for visiting this section, as we feel it is important to communicate with parents to ensure that there is a clear understanding of what we are trying to accomplish and to help you play an important role.
We appreciate there has to be a level of trust and respect between you, your kids and the websites they visit. Unfortunately, there are many reasons for you to monitor the kind of websites your kids are viewing and the type of information that your child provides to anyone outside of your home.
We appreciate your concerns and have developed TeachingKidsBusiness.com with the sincere goal of providing safe, quality programming for life skills, business and career preparation; hopefully, in an enjoyable, but progressively challenging way.
Our site is called Teaching Kids Business but our programming covers a much wider subject matter then the title suggests. Our resource center helps kids develop life skills that can be used in everyday life and eventually in business. Our site helps kids prepare for their future in a broad way.
We exclude religion, sex education and politics from our programming to ensure that you and the appropriate authorities deal with these potential controversial topics. We believe we present business in a fair and kid-friendly way. We are not trying to make any kind of statement beyond the reality that most people will be working in a business and that it would be helpful for kids to take steps to prepare for their futures in general and specifically for their futures in business.
We have created the components of the site for a range of ages. We have stated 8 to 18 to be the likely ages, but do not want to exclude kids because they do not fit into that particular age range. Therefore, you should look at it on the basis of the child's capabilities and not their age. There is nothing wrong with working through some of the tools with a child that can not read. You will still be exposing them to some positive influences at an early age, that will impact them in the years to come. The sections have been designed to accommodate a wide range of capabilities (ages). Kids will experience varying degrees of enjoyment and results. They don't have to grasp the concepts completely, to gain knowledge and enjoyment.
It should be clear throughout the website, that it is not essential that kids know their career choice/s at a young age. We are only trying to help prepare them, by kick-starting the thought process, so they ask questions, discover more about themselves, gain confidence, information and a better understanding of the many choices available to them.
We as parents are teachers. We may not get paid as teachers, but we are compensated by our children in many other ways. Although our kids don't always appear to listen to us ,or do what we ask them to do, they definitely learn from us. (Good and bad habits.)
Don't underestimate your ability to influence (teach) your kids about business. TeachingKidsBusiness.com will provide you with valuable information and a framework to start discussions, which will enhance your child's understanding of business and your interactions with your child. We hope that business discussions will help bridge generation gaps and give kids the confidence to join in with business related conversations.
The next time you ask the "how was your day" question to your child, be prepared to answer the same question yourself. When you answer the question, make sure you give them some details to help them understand your work or things that you are doing.