You want to build a solid foundation for your child’s financial future.
But you don’t know what you don’t know.
Too many families discover that there were steps they could have taken years ago to prepare for the financial needs of their child. If they had only known what to do.
Mike Butterworth is the parent of a young adult with special medical needs. For more than 25 years he has provided customized financial planning services to parents of children with disabilities.
In a recent interview, Mike stressed that financial planning is highly individualized. The unique needs and circumstances of each family must be taken into account.
Although this post can’t provide personalized guidance, Mike does offer important insights into topics that affect your child’s financial well-being. Read more→
How does your child feel about the new school year?
As the buses start rolling again, many students feel anxious. Especially if they’ve struggled with school in the past.
Here are specific strategies to help your child make this the best year yet. What’s more, your child will learn self determination skills needed for success in adult life. Read more→
I’ve just spent three intensive days learning from young leaders.
These young adults love the lives they’re building for themselves. And they’re passionate about empowering their younger peers.
Do we truly want our kids to grow as self advocates, to live the lives they truly desire? Then, as parents, teachers, and mentors – we must learn from young leaders. Read more→
Here’s a challenge for our kids:
“Think not what your family and community can do for you,
but what you can do for your family and community.”
(John F. Kennedy, adapted)
This isn’t an either-or proposition.
Our kids must learn how to advocate for themselves – so they can access the accommodations and services they need.
But – a full and happy life isn’t just about getting our needs met. It’s also about contributing to our world by exercising our unique passions and gifts.
Are we teaching our kids (of all ages) to serve – to add value to the common good – at home and in their community?
Their lives can be turned upside down – for the better – when they realize that they are needed. Read more→