Halloween costumes can offer a visual timeline into a child’s development and evolving interests, as well as a chance to “try on” a potential future role. A young girl who dresses as a doctor or scientist for Halloween may grow up to become one.
As children grow into young adults, they may arrive at unmarked crossroads and turn to their elders for guidance, stability and protection. One of the best ways for a parent, grandparent or permanent legal guardian to help safeguard a child’s future no matter the crossroads is through a dependable whole life insurance policy.
Stay-at-home parenthood can be rewarding: You get to spend every day with your children without struggling to achieve an elusive home-life balance, and chances are that you’ll be front-row and center for every school function, dance recital and T-ball practice.
Although the life of a stay-at-home parent can certainly be gratifying, it also can lack the monetary reward of a traditional 9-to-5 job on which many families rely.
If you’re a stay-at-home parent, consider these four ways to earn money and contribute to household income without ever stepping outside of your front door:
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Meet Drake the Vampire, who loves astronomy and usually has a telescope in tow. When he isn’t learning about stars and planets and black holes, he volunteers after hours at the local blood bank. Drake comes from a long line of Vampires and has a very close relationship with his great-great-great-grandad Count von Drake. Like most grandparents, the Count wants Drake to have financial protection in the future and is interested in buying a whole life policy for Drake. He isn’t sure that he can, however, since he isn’t Drake’s dad.
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Love a good scare on Halloween? Some people do, except, of course, when it comes to child safety. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, only one-third of parents surveyed plan to speak with their kids about Halloween safety, even though three-quarters of them reported having concerns about the safety of their children.
Halloween is just around the corner, so take a moment to explain to your child your expectations for Halloween Eve and to discuss simple precautions that can make it a fun and safe night for the entire family.
Each situation differs, but the scenarios are similar: One day you turn around and suddenly realize that your parents are getting older and need help with day-to-day living. When this time comes, it can be difficult for everyone involved. Having a plan in place before it’s needed can therefore go a long way toward alleviating some of the stress.
Before you find yourself taking care of elderly parents, here are some tips to help facilitate the transition to caregiver: