The Gerber Life Parenting Blog

What parents want to know

With work, family and finances, modern parenting can sometimes feel like a juggling act. The Gerber Life parenting blog gives parents advice and tips to help you take on today-and plan for tomorrow. Our parenting blog offers articles on saving money, college planning, family insurance, parenting tips and health and safety. Although we may not be able to manage your retirement account, drive your all-star athlete to practice, or cook your family's favorite three-cheese lasagna, our parenting blog can provide you with ideas, advice and tips so that you can focus on what matters most: raising healthy, happy kids. We invite you to join the conversation and enjoy our parenting blog.

  1. Paid Maternity Leave Infographic

    Despite the fact that it happens every day around the world, having a baby is a big deal! Babies, while so small, have a big impact on the lives of new parents. And what’s more, this impact radiates out, touching careers and even our national economy!

    Click below to see why Paid Maternity Leave is so important for parents, employers, and the country at large.

    Maternity Leave Infographic

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  2. Teaching Generosity This Holiday Season

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    The holidays are coming and ‘tis the season…for what? In your child’s eyes, the answer is probably fun, treats and gifts. But how can you add generosity to the equation?

    Convincing your little one that it’s better to give than to receive is no easy task. Here are a few tips to get your child thinking about the importance of generosity during the holiday season and beyond.

    • Introduce the concept in a fun way. You may be surprised—and impressed—with what your child has to say once you start a discussion. Even young ones mostly understand that generosity is a fundamentally “good” thing. Try using themes from books or movies they love to start a conversation about positive, generous behavior.
    • Make it personal. Financial generosity may be a little abstract for young kids, so help them understand the topic in a context they understand. Sharing toys is a great place to start. (And probably the source of some drama in your household anyway, so why not tackle the issue head on?) Ask your child to think of times when someone didn’t share – how did it make them feel? It’s never too early to help your child develop empathy.
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  3. Celebrating 50 Years of Protecting Families

    Every day with your family is a chance to create beautiful memories. Your kids get older. They reach new and big milestones. They make you laugh. Or, maybe you’re a grandparent enjoying a new generation of family fun.

    These moments are worth celebrating and, more importantly, worth protecting. That’s why Gerber Life Insurance has had the same mission for 50 years: to help parents achieve greater financial security and protection for their families.

     

    We believe that everyone should have the life insurance coverage they desire and need, even young families on a limited budget, and we offer insurance products for people at every age and stage of life, from infancy onward.

     

    Our quality and affordable family life insurance policies have been giving our customers comfort and peace of mind since 1967. As we mark our 50-Year Anniversary, we’re proud to have earned a reputation for dependability along the way.

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  4. A Happy & Safe Halloween for Your Little Goblin

    Halloween can be the best holiday for parents and kids, full of laughs and thrills – and candy.

    So how come it may also cause you some stress? Simple: Combine costumes, strangers and nighttime, and it’s a witch’s brew of potential challenges.

    Is this reason for caution? Of course.

    Is this a reason to avoid trick or treating? Of course not!

    At Gerber Life Insurance, we understand that you can never be too careful when it comes to protecting your children. As always, being prepared and as informed as possible helps to minimize anxiety and focus on the FUN.

    Here are four easy tips to help make this Halloween a safe and positive experience for you and your little goblin.

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  5. Back to School: Preparing Your Toddler for Preschool

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    So, the big day is finally arriving: Your child is starting preschool!

    How could you not have mixed feelings?

    Proud! Your baby is growing up!

    Scared! Your baby is growing up too fast!

    This is a big transition for your toddler — and you. Let’s face it, saying goodbye that first day is going to be tough – but, as always, your goal is to find the right balance of protecting your child and preparing your child for anything that comes along.

    Here are five tips to make this big milestone memorable and FUN.

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