5 Signs You Are Ready To Be a Parent

Ask any parent. Being one is not all-fun or easy. It takes full commitment and maturity. Are you ready to be a parent? Check if you have the five signs. 

 

Becoming a parent is one of the best things that can happen to anyone. But that does not mean it’s all rainbow and party. In reality, having kids can be tough and, believe it or not, it is not instinctual. You still need to prepare for it and educate yourself.

1.  You are emotionally mature

You can’t take care of a child when you can’t even take care of yourself. Remember that you will be primarily responsible for someone else. Parents should be ready to take on the challenges and make the sacrifices.

2. You are intellectually healthy

You will be your child’s primary teacher. And so it is important that you will be able to teach your child the important stuff and we don’t mean multiplication, algebra, or even Philippine history. You just need to know what’s right from wrong, basic moral values. 

3. You know and accept your priorities

Once you become a parent, be prepared to dedicate your time to your child. Your full-time job isn’t even your primary job anymore. Parenting is a full-time job and it is your priority. So say bye bye to the single life, to shopping, to late night partying. Your family is now your life.

4. You love, or at the very least, used to having children around

Children can be stressful. The noise, the endless, pointless questions, the mess. It takes a special kind of patience to deal with them. Past experience with siblings or young cousins can help you.

5. You are financially secure

If you don’t have savings yet. Better rethink your plans. Children cost huge amounts of money. From food to education, to clothing, to what-nots, all require money. If you haven’t planned yet, check out investment plans where you can park your money and build a nest egg for the family. FWD Life Philippines, for instance, has fund options that will secure your future and your children’s future.