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I want to teach my children the power of compound growth, what are some demonstrations that they can be a part of?

Here's a great way that has nothing to do with money but instead something tangible that's easier for young minds to grasp. Plants! What you want to do is get your hands on some heritage-grade seeds ...
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I want to teach my children the power of compound growth, what are some demonstrations that they can be a part of?

There are many board games in the market which are designed exactly in this way. The overall idea of this kind of games is that you earn points (XPs) and money. Points are important at the end - ...
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I want to teach my children the power of compound growth, what are some demonstrations that they can be a part of?

If they can count well then here is a a quick and easy challenge you can set them: Challenge them to place a grain of rice on the first square of a chess/checkers/draughts board. Then have them ...
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Couple separated 18 months ago (irremediably), sharing custody of two children. Good or bad idea to share weekend experience together with the kids?

I wouldn't beat around the bush. Tell them straight what is happening. At ages 12 and 10 the children are certainly old enough to understand that their parents want them to have a great time on a ...
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How can we help our 5-year-old daughter enjoy a family activity and stop complaining, when she just wants to watch cartoons?

TLDR; This needs work long term. My approach would be to: Limit the screen time. Do not have any screens when out of the house (unless the hosts propose watching something). Long version: My kids ...
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I want to teach my children the power of compound growth, what are some demonstrations that they can be a part of?

Both Jeremy Jamesons and Joshs answers are good examples, each having their own advantages and disadvantages. We have a group activity, and a solo game. Allow me to offer a third choice which has its ...
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I want to teach my children the power of compound growth, what are some demonstrations that they can be a part of?

There are two fundamental problems here. Firstly, any demonstration of compound interest, if done right, starts to require inordinate amounts of the thing being compounded to be a valid and engaging ...
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I want to teach my children the power of compound growth, what are some demonstrations that they can be a part of?

Video games, especially numbers-heavy games, often have exponential growth involved. If your kids enjoy video games and get to the point they thoroughly understand the strategies involved, they can ...
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I want to teach my children the power of compound growth, what are some demonstrations that they can be a part of?

Compound growth is a great way for your kids to enjoy annoying their friends with long text messages. For example, let's say you want to send your friend a flood of sunglasses emoji. You can type ...
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Couple separated 18 months ago (irremediably), sharing custody of two children. Good or bad idea to share weekend experience together with the kids?

I'm not an expert but I lived this situation myself. As far as the parents hang out well, and never argue, that's ok, otherwise it'll turn good days into nightmares ( the chance of ruining the ...
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I want to teach my children the power of compound growth, what are some demonstrations that they can be a part of?

Simulate a savings bank with a 'piggy' bank where YOU (the parent) take on the role of the "bank". This is pretty straightforward since we already teach kids to save their money with a piggy ...
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I want to teach my children the power of compound growth, what are some demonstrations that they can be a part of?

When I was in early elementary school I remember a children's book on this topic, "If You Made a Million". Might still be a little advanced for 2 and 4 year olds, but it was my first introduction to ...
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Am getting emotionally distant from my mother day by day. What can I do to mend the bond?

Oh, I really wonder what happened at that meeting! And I wonder if your mother has as a need for control? Does she feel threatened by her child (you) by being inferior? Are you too intelligent for her?...
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Couple separated 18 months ago (irremediably), sharing custody of two children. Good or bad idea to share weekend experience together with the kids?

I would suggest a trial run when the stakes aren't so high, in other words for a shorter, less expensive outing. (Something with less potential for disaster and less emotional thrill payoff, in other ...
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How to better engage myself with my 15 month old

May I introduce the suggestion to read a child book with your son? Books are great and although in his age your son may not understand everything, he can spend time with you and hears your voice.
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