Being a parent is hard. It’s harder when you can’t rely on anyone or anything else for help. Perhaps the greatest challenge any parent faces is the financial burden of raising children. Because young children often can’t yet comprehend money matters, parents too quickly just do everything themselves. This routine unfortunately can continue well into the child’s adult years. Have you ever experienced a sleepless night wondering if your child avoided the late payment fee on some monthly bill? Don’t you sleep better once you’re confident your child has reached that level of monetary maturity where you no longer have to worry about your child forgetting to pay that bill on time? Would you be delighted if there were a way to accelerate your child’s financial literacy so that age of maturity is reached much quicker? Here’s good news! There’s a way to do this without depending on anyone else. Parents like you can immediately start a child on the road to financial literacy. And there’s no time better to begin than right now. Kids often respond better when actively engaged as opposed to being passively lectured. Here are five hands-on tips you can begin without delay to quicken your child’s travels along the learning curve of financial literacy and towards the Eden of financial independence.