When parents are stressed, kids are stressed. Studies have shown that parental stress can lead to stress, illness and even depression in their children. What’s a busy family to do? In this post, we’ll look at ways for families to work together to reduce stress and promote harmony.
Health & Safety
Tips to keep your family healthy and safe
When days get hectic it's hard to find time to prepare healthy meals or stay active as a family. Gerber Life puts quick, healthy recipes and workout routines for you and your family right at your fingertips. We also share tips for helping to keep your family safe, such as how to avoid everyday dangers. Because it's so important to take good care of your family, we hope that our tips for raising healthy families will give you the kind of practical information that can help you do just that.
Everyone wins when you adopt a living green lifestyle. Earth Day is our annual reminder that protecting our environment is as important as protecting our spouses, children and other family members. April 22, 1970 marks the “birth date” of Earth Day, which many consider the beginning of the contemporary environmental era.
As a parent, you may not have had computers and the Internet while growing up, but this technology is often easily available for today’s kids. Children are getting exposed to computers at younger and younger ages.
Though the Internet can be beneficial for educational, social and entertainment purposes, it also can expose users young and old to dangerous websites and situations if used without caution. As your child’s computer literacy and Internet usage grow, keep these basic points in mind while teaching safe use of the Internet:
If you’ve ever said “I don’t have time to exercise,” be forewarned. If you read this article, that excuse will go away. You see, you’re about to learn 5 super simple ways that moms, dads, grandmas, and granddads can exercise on the go by turning their shopping trips into workouts.
You’re sitting with your baby, and out of the blue your child starts crying. Even though your child can’t talk yet, you start asking questions, as if your son or daughter can give you an answer. “Are you hungry?” “Did you hurt yourself?” “Does your tummy bother you?”
Imagine how surprised you’d be if your baby actually answered. For many parents, it’s not surprising at all. It’s just baby sign language in action. With programs like Baby Signs®, more and more parents are using sign language as a tool to help toddlers and young children express themselves and communicate with others before they can speak clearly.