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. How to Benefit from Accident Protection Insurance

    ambulanceAccidents happen every day. They can happen anytime, anywhere, and to anyone. Although it’s virtually impossible to predict when an accident will occur, you can take steps to make sure that your loved ones will be protected should an accident happen to you.

    For example, Gerber Life Accident Protection insurance¹ can financially protect your family in the event of a covered disabling injury or accidental death.

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  2. September is Life Insurance Awareness Month

    Life Insurance Awareness Month logoEvery September, the kids go back to school, the leaves on the trees begin to change, and the insurance industry gets together to educate Americans on the importance of life insurance…? Yes, that’s right – this September marks the 12th annual Life Insurance Awareness Month, an educational initiative spearheaded by nonprofit organization Life Happens to remind the public to include life insurance in their financial plans.

    Each year, hundreds of the nation’s leading insurance companies and industry groups join forces during Life Insurance Awareness Month to spread this message, and Gerber Life is proud to be among them.

  3. Teenagers & Internet Usage

    how teens use the internet statistics on how teens use the InternetTeenagers tend to use the Internet frequently, but what might not be as well-known is exactly how they access and use it. Do they spend all of their Internet time on social media? Do they use it to make all their purchases?

    New research by the Pew Research Center has found answers to such questions as the accompanying infographic shows. Some statistics may be surprising.

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    Categories: Health & Safety
  4. Facts About Gerber Life Accident Protection Insurance

    Father and son working on houseNo matter how healthy or safe you think you are, there’s no telling when an accident might occur. When accidents do happen, they often can lead to financial hardship for the people who were disabled, or for the loved ones left behind by a person who didn’t survive.

    That’s why accident protection insurance can be a big help.

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  5. Teaching Your Child to be a Creative Thinker and Innovator

    children playing with blocksThe term “innovation” has become an often-heard buzzword. News reports and articles refer to “innovative” companies and encourage more “innovation” from young Americans. “Innovation,” it seems, is everywhere.

    The impact of creativity and innovation has been around since the dawn of time and is a legacy of great thinkers. Now that the ability to innovate is an increasingly desired quality among employers, what does this mean for parents?

    Can parents help their children to develop this trait, or is it inborn? Does it require a well-rounded education? Is it the result of a combination of factors? How can parents encourage their children to come up with ideas and solutions and to embrace traits like curiosity, questioning, exploring, dreaming, reading, learning, as well as thinking creatively, critically and spatially?

    For those wondering how to teach innovation to their children, here are three ways to start:

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    Categories: Parenting Tips