Parenting Tips

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. How much will you spend on back-to-school costs? – Infographic

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  2. How to Help Your Child with Homework

    helping child with homeworkFor some children, schoolwork can be one of the biggest challenges they face on a daily basis. When they bring home their studies, they sometimes also bring their frustrations. Here are some tips to help you help your child to tame the “homework monster” and succeed in his or her studies.

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  3. Involve Grandparents in Your Child’s Life and Education

    0907-involving-grandparents-in-educationMany children are lucky enough to know and to have special memories of times shared with their grandparents. When possible, give your children that gift by including their grandparents in their lives and by encouraging grandparents to take an active role.

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  4. Safety Checklist for Your Child’s Day Care

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    Good day care can be a fun, and enriching experience for children, but when choosing the best place for your little ones to spend their day, probably the most important factor for parents is safety. You want to know that safety is encouraged, while the kids are running, climbing, building and singing, and with the same passion that’s committed to their learning and playtime.

    As a guide for parents, below is a safety checklist for children’s daycare that Gerber Life Insurance Company has put together. It’s meant as a guide to the kinds of thing that parents may want to look for to help guard against injuries. A parent’s instinct, senses and research remain best. Walk around the facility to see if there is anything that gives you pause. Does it seem clean? Is it designed for children? Is it unlikely to allow for injury? Are the children always supervised? Check off the following details as you go.

    You’re welcome to print out this guide and take it with you when evaluating prospective day care centers or when visiting your child’s current facility.

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  5. It’s Life Insurance Awareness Month. Do You Have a Policy in Place to Protect Your Family?

    statistic on families who needs more life insuranceHaving a life insurance policy is a “must” for many families. Parents often have a plan for when a child gets sick and for when severe weather heads their way, but what if something happens to them – or to you? What would happen to your family? Who would pay the rent or the mortgage, or for your children’s education? Would your family have enough money to pay for your final expenses without being a burden?

    Life insurance helps to cover such costs in case something unexpected happens to you. It helps you to protect loved ones who financially depend on you. September is Life Insurance Awareness month. Do you have enough coverage in place to adequately protect your family?

    According to LIMRA, fifty percent of U.S. households say they need more life insurance.

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