The Gerber Life Parenting Blog

The Gerber Life Parenting Blog

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With work, family and finances, modern parenting can sometimes feel like a juggling act. The Gerber Life parenting blog gives parents advice and tips to help you take on today-and plan for tomorrow. Our parenting blog offers articles on saving money, college planning, family insurance, parenting tips and health and safety. Although we may not be able to manage your retirement account, drive your all-star athlete to practice, or cook your family's favorite three-cheese lasagna, our parenting blog can provide you with ideas, advice and tips so that you can focus on what matters most: raising healthy, happy kids. We invite you to join the conversation and enjoy our parenting blog.

The Gerber Life parenting blog gives parents advice and tips to help you take on today-and plan for tomorrow. Our parenting blog offers articles on saving money, college planning, family insurance, parenting tips and health and safety.

  1. Celebrating Accomplishments vs. Bragging about Your Child: The Unspoken Etiquette to Singing Your Kid’s Praises

    March 18, 2016

    Boy with trophyWhen your whole world revolves around your child, you’re often quick to tell anyone who will listen how great your child is. And, with the nature of social media, sharing news of your child’s accomplishments is easier than ever. It’s also easier than ever to fall into the trap of oversharing, and crossing the line from celebration to bragging about your child.

    Sure, you could argue that bragging about your child is one of the rites of passage of being a parent, but there are ways that you can praise your child’s accolades without making other parents or other children feel any less than.

    Consider the following etiquette tips when sharing your child’s accomplishments:

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  2. 4 Ideas for Celebrating Your Child’s Accomplishments

    March 17, 2016

    Family celebrating around dinner tableAccording to Merriam-Webster, an achievement is simply something that has been accomplished through effort – the result of hard work. For children, an “achievement” could refer to any number of things.

    Whether it’s acing a test, nailing an audition or tryout, making the honor roll, or meeting any other goal, it’s important to take the time to recognize and celebrate your child’s accomplishments.

    Here are four ways to acknowledge achievements, big and small, in your child’s life:

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  3. Quiz: How well do you know these classic children’s stories?

    March 16, 2016

    Classic children's story quizFor many parents, there are some children’s books that you can never outgrow. These classic tales from our formative years not only helped us learn to read, but also likely influenced the person we turned out to be.

    There’s something really special about sharing your favorite childhood story with your own child, and exploring other classics to see what stories he or she responds to.

    Let’s take a trip down memory lane to the land of “Once Upon a Time.” Take our quiz to see how well you know these classic children’s stories from the past.

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  4. Why Do We “Spring Forward”? The History of Daylight Saving Time

    March 11, 2016

    The history of daylight saving timeOn Sunday, many of us will set our clocks an hour ahead, giving us an “extra hour” of sunlight at the end of the day. While “springing forward” may seem simple enough, the history of Daylight Saving Time (DST) and the thought process behind it is a little more complicated.

    According to timeanddate.com, DST is used to make better use of daylight and to save energy. Who invented Daylight Saving Time? It’s hard to pinpoint exactly, but it’s a concept that has been alluded to in ancient civilizations and later made famous and adopted into common usage by scientists and politicians.

    Here’s a look at the history of Daylight Saving Time:

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  5. How to Teach Your Child to Celebrate the Success of Others

    March 7, 2016

    Little brother congratulating big sister on graduationAs a parent, you probably do your best to recognize and celebrate your child’s hard work and accomplishments. Rewarding your child for a job well done is normal and helps to instill a strong work ethic in them early in life.

    Another lesson that you should teach your child is learning how to celebrate the success of others. For many young children, it’s a difficult concept to grasp, but celebrating others is an important life lesson to learn.

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