The Potential Struggles and Victories of Parenting in 2020

This Sunday, July 26th, marks “Parents’ Day” in the United States, created in 1994 by President Bill Clinton as “a mark of appreciation for the commitment of parents towards their children.” Like Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, it seems crazy that only one day of the year officially marks a celebration for the most integral people in our lives, but nevertheless, it’s a day that gives us an opportunity to acknowledge those that lit our path along the way to adulthood. 

While the dreaded words “you’re grounded!” might still ring in many of our ears, we’ve most likely stopped spending several frustrating moments swearing we’re never going to end up like our parents. Whether you have children or not, you know that being a parent is one of the most difficult jobs on earth, based on experiences you’ve heard from your own, or even friends and family. Of course, life throws curveballs and hands us tricky situations, making parenting even more difficult. Parents divorce, move away, or spend their spare time at work, providing for their families but missing out on fun memories. Part of growing up means dealing with these tricky situations, and coming out stronger and better because of them. One thing remains the same: you can choose your friends, but you can’t choose your family, and protecting them is a priority. 

Parents’ Day has the SOGO team thinking of our own parents, and our own children. We have a philosophy that our business is like family, and that means a lot because family is everything. Protecting your family is imperative, especially in today’s unsteady world, and we have smart solutions for coverage that will help you sleep soundly (at least until they wake you up for breakfast early tomorrow morning). If you haven’t considered life insurance, now’s the time to sit down and talk with one of our well-versed agents about your options. Whether it’s term life insurance, whole life insurance, or universal life insurance, we’re able to go over potential premiums and extra coverages depending on your lifestyle, medical history, and age. 

Another item worth discussing is child life insurance. As difficult a conversation it can be for some, having a child life insurance policy protects your loved ones in many aspects, and not just in the tragic event your child passes. Many policies can act as a savings account for college, or a cash reserve that you can withdraw for a fee. A child’s life insurance policy can also reduce the risk of your kiddo being denied a life insurance policy later in life, especially if your child has developed a medical condition in the meantime. The sooner you protect your child on a life insurance policy, the sooner you secure an insured future for them. 

We hope your Parents’ Day is a day of joyous memories of parent-figures in your life, and we hope your kids catch wind of this special day and express their gratitude for all that you do for them. Being a parent is a difficult job, but SOGO is here to help you make decisions that protect your family more easily. 

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