In his book The Opposite of Spoiled, Ron Lieber delivers a manifesto against silence around money in families. While well-meaning parents avoid talking about money out of concern that it is impolite, impolitic or age inappropriate, he makes the inverse case -- that building family conversations around money is one of the best ways we can teach kids great values.
About Ron Lieber
Ron Lieber is the "Your Money" columnist for The New York Times. Before joining The Times in 2008, he wrote The Wall Street Journal's "Green Thumb" personal finance column, was part of the start-up team at the paper's "Personal Journal" section, and worked at Fortune and Fast Company magazines. He is the author or coauthor of three books, including The New York Times bestseller Taking Time Off. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, fellow New York Times reporter Jodi Kantor, and their daughter.