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As a parent I quickly realized that allowance does not teach my kids the true value of money. Kids should associate money with compensation not donation which allowance really is. Teaching your kids to have realistic appreciation for money from a young age is incredibly important, so your children don’t grow up thinking money just shoots out of the ATM whenever you need it. Make sure they know that money is earned by services rendered, the sooner they realize they have to work to earn cash, the better off they’ll be. They’ll also enjoy their games and toys much more when they’ve earned them. They will treat their possessions with respect, remembering how hard they had to work to be able to afford them. I figured the best way to teach them that is to introduce the financial model into their daily lives, and since I find circulating cash among my kids inappropriate as it creates a fixation with the actual object not the value of it, …I developed ‘Bits’. Bits helps kids understand the value of money and develop good habits. They’ll quickly start distinguishing the wants from the needs and the more needs they have the more they’ll need Bits.
Because Santa comes only once a year!
As a parent trying to guide and direct my kids is part of everyday life. There are times (way too often) when those directions have to be repeatedly repeated or guidance is a lot more hands on than it should be. I was never the one to countdown 3,2,1 to force the kid’s task to be completed, but found the success ratio of this strategy very intriguing. However some tasks like cleaning a room take a lot longer then 3 seconds to get completed, in fact when it comes to my kids it could take up to a week. This is far more than I care to countdown to or be part of. Wouldn’t it be nice for Google Mini to do this? It would be but it doesn’t! Tic Talk does, and it lets you have a relaxing cup of coffee while it keeps your kids on track by announcing the time left to complete a task for you. As with any simple inventions I immediately found more grown up uses for it like, when I need a reminder to take those eggs out or flip a burger or when I need a reminder to change the exercise or a practice drill at specific interval. And my wife’s favorite, when you need timely reminders to hurry up picking that outfit so that you can actually leave on time.
How will you use Tic Talk?
My life long obsession with self-improvement have led me to believe in the necessity of building habits. Habits create automation and as a result efficiency in your life. The older you get the more automation you require as your days are packed with endless routines that occupy your mind and absorb its resources desperately needed in other areas like trying to stay out of trouble with your wife.
Having successfully developed an unsuccessful habit building app Selfism, I realized building habits is one thing and managing routines is another. Both equally as important but requiring a different level of commitment. Building habits can scare people off because of that commitment.
Allow me introduce Order, an app to take on the commitment for you and help you build new habits and maintain healthy routines effortlessly and effectively without the anxiety of daily streaks or to do lists.akes the approach of starting everything as a routine and helping you maintain it or turn it into a habit. Once you start you can’t fail, there are no streaks or annoying drill sergeants, you decide if you do it daily, weekly or monthly.
Whether to help you Stop Smoking or remind you to Wash Your Hair, Order will be there to put your life in order.
When harnessed correctly, technology can enhance lives through healthful behaviours that improve our relationships, make us smarter, and increase productivity.
Author of 'Hooked'