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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. Making Chores Less of a Bore

    September 17, 2014

    father and daughter washing dishes togetherMotivating children to help around the house is not always easy. What if you could motivate your children to undertake household projects more enthusiastically?

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

    September 15, 2014

    average back to school costs

  3. How to Help Your Child with Homework

    September 10, 2014

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

    September 7, 2014

    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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  5. Safety Checklist for Your Child’s Day Care

    September 6, 2014
    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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