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. That's where Gerber Life comes in. Our advice for parents can help prepare you for various situations, as well as provide ideas for activities that you can enjoy as a family.

  1. Saying ‘No’ To Your Child

    Child PoutingHow to help children understand the difference between a “need” and a “want.

    No matter how uncomfortable it may be, all children need to hear the word “no” at certain times. Without such limits, children don’t learn the self-discipline they need to succeed in adulthood, and they may even develop a sense of entitlement. Unfortunately, telling your kids “no” sometimes can be difficult, especially if they react in anger.

    The information below can help you make the process a little easier for both you and your child.

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  2. DIY Family Photos Made Easy

    Here are some popular photo tips for preparing and capturing fun family moments and other special events this holiday season:

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  3. “First Time” Mommy Milestones

    several moms holding up their babiesMuch of the first year of life as a new parent celebrates marking key dates and milestones in your baby’s life. Friends, colleagues and relatives may ask if your child is sitting, standing or walking, but not many may think to ask about your remarkable milestones as a mother. How many of the following “Mommy Milestones” have you experienced?

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  4. Teaching Your Child Proper Dinner Etiquette

    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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  5. Stress Free Holiday Guide

    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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