It’s natural for first-time parents to feel anxious: You’re new at this and haven’t had a chance to gain confidence in your abilities. You’re also not alone in feeling anxious, for many a parent was once in your shoes.
Take a deep breath, relax and don’t worry, you’ll be fine. Here are some suggestions to help allay typical new parent fears:
The terms “financial security” and “financial protection” can have different meanings for different people. Think about your own family’s situation. If the income of your household’s breadwinner unexpectedly were to cease, what would be the impact? Would there be enough money to cover your family’s basic expenses? What about additional expenses?
You’ve tied the knot and committed to spending the rest of your life with another person, through sickness and in health. Now that the festivities have subsided, it’s time to start working on combining your life with your partner’s. There are a lot of things to consider, especially when combining finances.
Here’s our six-step recommendation for newlyweds:
Every parent has a different way in which he or she relates to and cares for his or her children. For the most part, there isn’t a right or wrong way to be a parent. It depends on the personalities and motivations of all involved. But, how we respond to everyday situations can say a lot about the type of parent we are.
Are you the “cool parent” that goes with the flow? Or, maybe you’re more traditional and raise your children the way you were brought up? Take our fun quiz below to find out what type of parent you are.
Regardless of your result, there’s one thing that all parents share in common. We want to make sure that our children are taken care of no matter what life has in store. Learn more about how Gerber Life can help to financially protect those who matter most to us.
Your happiness may be at stake.
Life constantly changes and evolves. Some people don’t like change or it makes them feel uncomfortable, and they resist it. Other people tend to go with the flow, neither bothered nor unbothered by change, and adapting as needed. Still others embrace change and thrive in new environments.
Learning how to accept and adapt to the inevitable twists and turns of life can be key to our long-term happiness.
How do you stack up? Take our quiz below to find out how well you adapt to change.