Dale Partridge shares 3 (+ 1) things you MUST teach your kids about money.http://dalepartridge.com/must-teach-kids-money/
When it comes to investing, we'd encourage you to educate your teens about index funds and Roth IRAs. As soon your teen gets that first summer job, open up a Roth IRA, sweeten the pot with some parental matching, and show them how to pick an index fund for low cost, diversified returns over the long, long haul. We cringe when we see people teaching kids to invest in individual stocks. Conceptually, it's a bit easier and fun to relate to, but gambling on individual stocks is precisely what most people should NOT be doing.
For pre-teens, here's a technique for investing using small amounts and no hassle with a formal brokerage - a parent-paid stock market:http://blog.famzoo.com/p/famzoo-faqs.html#invest
As for the question: "What do you wish your parents had taught you about money?" In a recent post, we collected responses from 81 distinguished guests of Farnoosh Torabi's #SoMoney
Some very interesting perspectives and backgrounds. Common themes: the power of compound interest, the importance of investing early on, or the concept of abundance.