Teach Your Kids to Share Day is about money, not toys

Any parent knows that teaching their child to share is difficult. Their toys are their prized possessions, and no one can take them away -- at least until they're tired of them and have thrown the new doll, stuffed animal or race car under the bed.

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, however, is taking the sharing lesson about toys and turning it into a lesson about money -- how to share, save and spend it -- for kids at a nationwide event April 24.

But the Teach Your Kids to Share Day may do just as much for the parents as it will for the kids, especially in a recession where people may have gotten into financial hardships by spending over their heads and not understanding money management.