The Gerber Life Parenting Blog

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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, living green, 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. Admission Denied: What to Do if Your Child Gets Waitlisted

    Student Receives Waitlist Notice From College Getting waitlisted is not the end of the world. In fact, the National Association of College Admissions Counselors found that 39 percent of colleges put some students on a waitlist in 2009. Once college admissions committees know that they have the space to admit more students, they turn to their waitlist of college applicants and reevaluate whom they want to admit.

    If your child has been waitlisted, there are several considerations to help you determine whether to wait or move on to Plan B:

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    Categories: College Planning
  2. Can a Life Insurance Policy be Customized?

    Parents with two kidsYes, you can get custom life insurance policies to meet a variety of preferences and needs.

    Here are some examples:

    Choose how much to pay for your life insurance monthly premium.

    Whether you’re on a tight budget or want to pay for the highest possible coverage amount, you’ll be able to select the monthly premium rate that works best for you and your family. That rate will stay the same for as long as you own the policy and pay the premiums.

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  3. What Is the Best Time to Read to Your Child?

    Mother and daughter reading togetherYour parents may have read aloud to you before bedtime, and your grandparents may have read aloud to your parents before their bedtime, but have you ever wondered about the benefits of all of that reading aloud before bedtime?

    Is bedtime the best time for reading to your child? At what age should you start reading to a child? What is the most beneficial time to read to your child to facilitate word retention?

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    Categories: Parenting Tips
  4. Do I Need Life Insurance?

    Do I need life insurance graphicAt some point in your life, you may have asked yourself: Do I need life insurance?

    To put the subject into perspective and make the question easier to answer, we’ve created an informative infographic. Use it to help you determine whether or not you need life insurance.

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  5. Famous Child Rulers of the Past and Present

    Boy and girl wearing crownsCould you imagine your child ruling a nation or kingdom? Throughout history, young kings, queens and other sovereigns aren’t uncommon. Frequently, a regent would rule in their stead while the child-ruler was still young.

    Below are five monarchs who ascended to the throne before age 10:

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    Categories: Parenting Tips