I have been doing my own taxes since I was 14 years old. I remember getting my first W-2 in the mail, and then going to the library with my mom to get the proper forms and instruction booklets. I loved filling out the information, mailing in my return, and getting my $49 refund. I felt so grown up and smart and rich with my
Teaching kids to be safe is part of growing them into good grown-ups. The Dudes and I talk (okay, it’s mostly me talking, they are more of the stare and blink enthusiasts) often about things like personal safety- bullying, stranger danger, private areas and how no one is allowed to touch them, or see them, or even bring them up in conversation really because, weird.