5 Ways to Ensure a Brighter Future for Your Kids

Motherhood is one of the truest joys of living, and every day with your kids is special. From watching them take their first steps, to their first day of school, motherhood is filled with building precious memories that you'll carry with you for the rest of your life.

All mothers want the best for their kids, and the best way to plan for the future is to be prepared. Here are five ways to ensure a better, brighter future for your kids.

Keep Them Educated

Education is the great equalizer, and the best way to get your children off to a great start in life is by investing in their education. Investing in your children's education doesn't just mean sending them off to the right schools, but also includes taking the time to help them with their homework and extracurricular activities. Reuters reports that a better education leads to better jobs and higher salaries, which in turn will ensure a more secure future for your children and their future families.

Keep Them Healthy

Another thing you can do to ensure that your kids have the best possible future ahead of them is to make sure they keep healthy. This means keeping up-to-date on vaccinations and other check-ups, as well as ensuring a healthy and nutritious daily diet.

While Rappler reports that the overall nutritional status of Filipinos is steadily improving, maintaining a healthy weight and body throughout childhood can be difficult. If your children aren't too fond of greens, think of creative ways to get them to eat healthier, such as games or competitions.

Keep Them Active

It may seem like your kids are constantly high-energy, but actively making sure that they get enough exercise and play in is more important than you might think. ScienceDaily says that children who keep active in their younger years actually outperform their less active peers in the classroom, due larger brain volumes in the basal ganglia and hippocampus.

Physically active children also have better and longer attention spans, and are able to stay focused for longer periods of time. Physical activity in their younger years not only increases motor skills and ability, but also helps them perform better in school, as well as makes them more likely to keep active as they grow older as well.

Keep Them Protected

Despite all your efforts to ensure that your children are up-to-date on their vaccinations, or that they're eating healthy and staying active, it's still possible for a medical emergency to sneak up on you. These health crises can be stressful, as well as drain your finances. To avoid this, it's important to select a health insurance plan that covers not only you and your spouse, but your children as well.

Luckily, Paramount Direct has a guide page that contains all the information you need to pick the right health insurance plan. This guide will answer all your questions regarding the need for family health insurance in the Philippines, and provides a solution in the form of the HealthCare Cash Plan, which is an insurance plan specially designed for families.

Looking for more to read? Here are some daily habits to be a good influence on your kids.


  1. I agree with your article. Those tips are highly helpful to help the kids become successful. I'll do this to my kids too in the future.

  2. nice blog. worth sharing. those are things parents should take into consideration especially keeping them active, in these days were kids are stocked with their gadgets.

  3. Hi! I am not a parent yet but probably I'll do the same thing for my children---- doing everything to ensure that they have well-rounded atmosphere in terms of education, health, values and spirituality. Most often, we follow the steps of our parents in raising us. Thanks for this article.

  4. This is a good ready! Besides keeping them educated, healthy, active, and protective, what's the last one? I think I missed the fifth!

  5. I agree! Education and keeping them active is really the best way to ensure a brighter life for them :)

  6. Agree to all that... we have to ensure that kids feel loved and protected so they have a healthy attitude and they end up looking and working for a brighter future.

  7. These are very wonderful tips that I'm sure I'm gonna be needing when I'm a parent already one day. Fingers crossed. I agree on all of your tips and encourage others to have an insurance plan for your kids as well!

  8. Agree with all the things you've mentioned! Thanks for sharing this. Thinking about our kids health and future is one of the best things that we could do as a parent.

  9. Thank you for these tips. Securing my children's future is one thing that I truly hope to achieve.

  10. This is a good guide for all the mommies out there. Will take note of this and will try to apply with my daughter

  11. I encourage people to live healthy which is why I agree with the advise of keeping your kids "healthy and active". Especially now that its common to see obesity in children. @_@