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. Safety Checklist for Your Child’s Day Care

    child day care center safety checklist

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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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  2. 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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  3. Ten Tips for Easing Stress for Working Parents

    kids running with American flag with text Happy Labor DayIn today’s stress-filled world it can be easy for working parents to forget about taking care of themselves and their needs. Gerber Life Insurance Company has compiled the following list of tips to help you maximize your time to create a little extra time for yourself.

  4. Digital Tools to Help Your Family Stay Connected

    mother and daughter skypingLots of laughs, good food and great stories — there’s nothing like getting the family together for a reunion every year. If Aunt Jean can’t take off from work that week, or if Cousin Joe has a business trip he can’t reschedule, no worries. You can still have your family reunion, just by booting up the computer or picking up a mobile device.

    Here are some tips to planning a family reunion in the digital age:

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  5. Digital Age History: How much do you know about the beginning of the digital age?

    old cell phoneDigital technology continues to innovate and grow at every turn of a nanosecond, from mobile apps that help you to keep fit and fabulous to watching television on your mobile phone.

    How much do you know about the history of digital technology? Take our quiz to see if you’re up in the Cloud or down with the dinosaurs:

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