Lieber is an award-winning NYT financial writer. In this parenting book he moves beyond mere financial literacy to argue that parents can also use financial training to give their children a broader values-based understanding of the role of money in becoming a well-rounded person and useful contributor to society.
Initial media includes a NYT excerpt on the cover of the Sunday Business section, a CBS This Morning interview and overage in Good Housekeeping, Redbook and more.
“[T]here’s more of the philosophical than the methodological to this primer from New York Times columnist Lieber on helping children, especially those in the upper middle class, to approach financial matters with responsibility, generosity, and gratitude. Lieber makes a strong argument that money is something that children notice and talk about. He believes modern American parents’ reticence on the subject bypasses the opportunity to instill both good values and important skills…. Lieber’s easygoing style will encourage parents to raise a new generation that’s both confident and compassionate.”
— Publisher’s Weekly
“We all want to raise children with good values — children who are the opposite of spoiled — yet we often neglect to talk to our children about money. The Opposite of Spoiled breaks new ground …This engaging and important book is a must-read for parents.”
— Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project
The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money (9780062247018) by Ron Lieber. $26.99 hardcover. 2/3/15 on sale.