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Advice for raising well-balanced children

When you left the hospital to take your newborn home for the first time, you may have hoped that the baby bag contained some kind of manual giving parental advice on how to handle the next 18-plus years. Then you remembered that babies don't come with a set of instructions for parents on how to teach a child values, resolve a conflict with a sibling or help a child study for an upcoming test. Our tips for parents can help prepare you for various situations, as well as provide ideas for activities that you can enjoy as a family.

  1. Teaching Your Child Proper Dinner Etiquette

    November 23, 2014

    Young Girl Playing with FoodParents may long for children who are well-behaved at the dinner table, particularly in the presence of guests. However, mealtime manners do not come naturally to most kids, so proper dinner table etiquette must be taught and enforced before children can be expected to mind their mealtime Ps and Qs.

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  2. Stress Free Holiday Guide

    November 21, 2014

    tips and tricks for cooking, traveling and entertaining with ease during the holidays

    Creative ways to speed food preparation, ease family travel time, and simplify entertaining may save you just enough time so that you can sit down and enjoy a cup of coffee now and then before the holiday chaos begins.

    Our stress free holiday guide provides tips and tricks:

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  3. Do I Need Life Insurance? If so, How Much?

    November 19, 2014

    cute baby asking a questionLife insurance provides security and greater peace of mind to you and your family, helping to ensure that your family is taken care of should the unexpected happen. Before you estimate how much life insurance you may need, you need to determine why you are interested in life insurance and whether or not life insurance is the right kind of protection for you and your loved ones.

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  4. World Kindness Day Challenge

    November 12, 2014

    Ten ways to show kindness to othersThe word “kind” is defined by the Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary as “having or showing a gentle nature and a desire to help others; wanting and liking to do good things and to bring happiness to others.”

    World Kindness Day is November 13. On this day, Gerber Life would like to challenge all of us to show a desire to inspire and do good things for others by choosing one of the following 10 ways to show kindness. Should you join in accepting our challenge, let us know how on our Facebook thread.

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  5. 7 Warming Ways to Further Teach Children to Be Thankful, Grateful and Kind

    November 11, 2014

    girl thanking grandparents for a birthday presentHoliday season is a good time to foster feelings of gratitude in children. Here’s a list of seven warming ways for perpetuating goodwill and gratitude in all children, young and old:

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