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HOW TO CREATE A SECURE ENVIRONMENT FOR YOUR FAMILY TO THRIVE

March 09, 2018
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If you are lucky enough to have a family, you’ll know how important it is to create a happy, secure environment in which everyone can thrive equally. Naturally, this is also a whole lot easier said than done. The kids may feel that an Xbox will ensure their happiness, while Mom and Dad would prefer a romantic getaway to some beautiful South African game farm. Such is life! 

Fortunately, there are a few things that most people can agree on. Here are a few sure-fire ways in which you can create a secure space for your family in 2018: 

OPEN THE LINES OF COMMUNICATION 
The simplest way to ensure that every member of your family feels secure is to open those lines of communication. Talk about anything and everything. Instead of plonking down in front of the TV when everyone gets home after work and extracurriculars, have dinner around the table and talk about your day. What challenges did you face? What goals are you working towards? Did something happen that made you feel bad, or good? Provide your children with a safe space in which they can discuss daily occurrences, and you will lay the groundwork for them to come to you if something serious should happen in future. 

TAKE CARE OF THE WHAT-IFS 
Make this the year that you tie up all the financial loose end that could cause a disruption if something unexpected had to happen to the breadwinners of the family. With their reimagined product offering, MiWayLife is ensuring that everyday South Africans have access to comprehensive life and funeral cover. As standard, policyholders are able to cover spouses, siblings, in-laws, nephews, nieces, cousins and other members of their extended family - all with only one reduced monthly premium. Having a life policy like this in place goes a long way to providing security for your family.  

FOSTER HEALTHY HABITS 
Kids learn their health habits at home. Could your family’s diet do with a bit of a makeover? Get on it! All it takes is a little careful planning and reworking of your weekly shopping list. Once you have the right ingredients in your fridge and recipes in your arsenal, you’ll be ready to whip up delicious, nutritious meals in no time. Exercise is also important. You don’t have to kit out everyone with mountain bikes or expensive gear to get moving. Put on some lively music and have a dance-off in the kitchen or take the dog to the park to throw a frisbee around. Make it fun!


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