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

    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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  2. World Kindness Day Challenge

    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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  3. 7 Warming Ways to Further Teach Children to Be Thankful, Grateful and Kind

    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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  4. Put Gratitude on the Menu This Thanksgiving Day

    Children Ready to Eat Pumpkin PieThanksgiving will be celebrated on November 27 this year, and families and groups of friends will bond at dinner tables across the country. While a big turkey and a smorgasbord of trimmings are featured at most meals, it’s not what’s on the menu that’s important.

    Giving thanks is the true heart of Thanksgiving, which is traditionally celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November. It’s the theme that gives the holiday lasting meaning and resonance across generations.

    So, as autumn winds down, let’s take time to be thankful for the big and little things in our lives.

    Let’s also have some fun, with this Thanksgiving quiz:

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  5. Six Gifts That Won’t Clutter a Home

    six gift ideas for any occasion

    Winter is approaching and with it comes the season of gift giving. That doesn’t mean you have to give friends and loved ones more “stuff,” however. In fact, giving less “stuff” can mean more to the people on your gift list. Here are some affordable gift ideas for all ages, and which keep on giving and won’t cause clutter: