Just thinking back to when I was a kid, I remember I was taught a few things, either directly or indirectly, about money by my parents:
1. Money is the most important thing.
2. Pay your bills as soon as you get them, as opposed to when they become due.
3. It's ok to buy things now even if you don't have the money - just use your credit card and pay it back slowly.
4. If you have a spare something, hold onto it because maybe one day it will come into use - the fact that it was depreciating and the option of selling it and earning interest on the proceeds were just never brought up.
As you can see, not everything I was taught was the most financially efficient thing to do.
So, what were you taught as a kid?