Pocket money is a great way of introducing children to learn financial literacy from an early age. Giving children the opportunity to earn more money through additional chores will help children begin to understand the financial benefits that come from hard work. Furthermore, it is imperative that we also teach our children about their role as a consumer.
There really is nothing like a good Hokey Cokey. I get my Hokey Cokey fix at a children's music morning run by the unbelievably talented Jeremy Mendonca of Americana duet The Hallelujah Trails, known as The Music Man by his North London mummy groupies.
So - fathers are to be given the legal right to spend time with their children after separation or divorce under new plans intended to keep both parents "involved". It's important to note however that this new law doesn't mean parents have the right to spend an equal amount of time with their children. Nor does it mean that a child cannot make their main home with just one of the parents.
Recent publicity of the government's proposals to enshrine in law the importance of children having a relationship with both parents post separation has resulted in controversy. This controversy has, in my view, deflected from a debate which is fundamentally important in relation to children's welfare after a divorce.