Help! The insurance company is taking forever!
Plus, how Dad benefits as much as the kids by being an involved father and a secret trick to make saying no easier!
The insurance company is taking forever to process my claim. Are they allowed to do that?
Many times, we have clients reach out to us after a car accident because they feel like the insurance company is giving them the run around and taking too long to settle the claim. While it is important to note that you should never settle a claim until you are medically cleared by a doctor and your injuries are completely healed, you do have a to have your claim processed and paid promptly when filing under your own policy.
Imagining it's tomorrow will help you say no
It can be easy to say yes to an opportunity, especially when it seems promising. Unfortunately, saying yes too often can take your attention away from projects at hand. This article on saying no suggests a mental trick from writer Anne Herbert that can help make it easier to decide to let it go of the toughest things. Imagine that whatever it is – a project, an event, even a lunch date – is happening tomorrow. Would you be excited to tackle it in 24 hours or would you stress knowing that you probably didn’t have enough time? Chances are you would decline. As the article points out, time distorts how we value things and it’s far easier to give away future time than it is to give away present time.
Being an involved father helps Dad as much as it helps the kids
It’s no secret that kids who have a dad who is involved in their lives benefit greatly. But what isn’t often addressed is how beneficial it is to the dads, too. This article discusses how fathers who are more involved with their kids have improved cognitive skills and better health. Being an involved dad builds his confidence and self-esteem while enhancing emotional regulation and expression, making it easier to control anger and talk more openly about their feelings. Connecting with his kids can translate into being more empathetic, a trait that can be used at work and in personal relationships. Don’t have kids? Even being an involved uncle, cousin, or godfather can help you and the kiddo you are giving your time and attention to. It’s a win-win.