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Parents

Parents Play a Critical Role in Financial Education

Financial education prepares teens to enter adulthood poised for success. But increases in knowledge alone are not as impactful as when knowledge is paired with changes in attitudes and behaviors. Research shows that parents are the greatest influence on young adult financial behaviors.

The HSFPP is designed to bring the classroom and household experience together, resulting in increases in knowledge, as well as positively impacting teen confidence and behavior.

How to Get Involved

The HSFPP website offers parents easy-to-use resources to stay informed and talk to your their teens about money.

Go To Resources for Parents

Conversations Beyond the Classroom

Throughout the HSFPP teens learn and practice personal finance skills. Continuing the conversation beyond the classroom increases the impact of the learning experience.

Your communication and involvement are more important than the state of your personal financial affairs. You can have a strong impact simply by starting a conversation:

  • Share your own stories and lessons learned.
  • Involve your teenager in household financial discussions.
  • Answer your teen’s questions about money. (If you don’t know the answer, the HSFPP resource library is a good place for you and your teen to research together.)

Taking it Home Activities

Each HSFPP lesson has at least one suggested “Taking it Home” activity. These activities offer the opportunity for teens to talk with family members about how financial decisions are made and to share what they have learned about money management in class.

Parents can find the “Taking it Home” activities on each individual lesson page.

Go To Lesson Pages