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Most parents might skim over financial know-how when it comes to the life lessons they pass onto their offspring, but it appears that rich parents do the exact opposite.

This is just one secret that Steve Siebold discovered after spending 34 years interviewing and observing more than 1,200 self-made millionaires.

Perhaps the benefits of understanding money and maths aren't surprising. A 2007 meta-analysis of 35,000 preschoolers across the US, Canada and England found that developing maths skills early on can add up to a huge advantage.

Northwestern University researcher and co-author of the study Greg Duncan said in a press release:

The paramount importance of early math skills — of beginning school with a knowledge of numbers, number order, and other rudimentary math concepts — is one of the puzzles coming out of the study.

Mastery of early math skills predicts not only future math achievement, it also predicts future reading achievement.

Here are some more of the most important parenting tips from those who've made it financially, as revealed by Siebold in an interview with CNBC.

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