Who would you imitate if you could model your life after anyone in the world?
Young children do not have this choice. Most often it is their parents. From birth, they observe and study their parents’ behavior. They record it. They internalize it. They act on it. It is automatic. It is where education begins or takes a giant leap forward. Consciously or not, teaching occurs. Learning starts. It happens whether you want it to or not. It is automatic.
While parents may recognize this to one degree or another, they seem to discount its importance when it comes to teaching kids about money.