Just about every family worries about money and being able to take care of their children. This is especially true for parents of children with special health care needs such as epilepsy. You might need to miss work because of doctor appointments. If you want to change jobs, it could affect your health insurance. Children sometimes need therapy or treatments that aren't covered.

In addition to worrying about the monthly bills, parents need to plan for the future. For some families, that means saving for college tuition. For others, it could mean setting up a special-needs trust and ensuring that their child is eligible for government benefits.

Click here to learn about some steps you can take to protect your child and your family's finances.

As your child grows, it's important to talk about financial planning and managing resources. Your child should understand the basics of financial management and health insurance.