The Gerber Life Parenting Blog

What parents want to know

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, living green, 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.

  1. 5 Ways Parents Can Get Involved in their Child’s Education

    Mother helping son with homeworkAs a parent, it can be frustrating when your child seemingly is not receiving the attention at school that you believe he or she needs. Sometimes, the child’s teacher or the school or even the child may be limited in what they can do. Sometimes, the cause may be the quality of the education, or overcrowding in classrooms, or the lack of special education and/or honors classes. Or, sometimes the child may be in need of eyeglasses, or the subject of bullying, or simply bored for lack of a greater challenge.

    What can you do as a parent? Parental support plays a crucial role in childhood education, regardless of a child’s age or grade level.

    Here are some ideas for parental involvement in education that can help your child do well in school:

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    Categories: Parenting Tips
  2. How to Benefit from Accident Protection Insurance

    ambulanceAccidents happen every day. They can happen anytime, anywhere, and to anyone. Although it’s virtually impossible to predict when an accident will occur, you can take steps to make sure that your loved ones will be protected should an accident happen to you.

    For example, Gerber Life Accident Protection insurance¹ can financially protect your family in the event of a covered disabling injury or accidental death.

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  3. September is Life Insurance Awareness Month

    Life Insurance Awareness Month logoEvery September, the kids go back to school, the leaves on the trees begin to change, and the insurance industry gets together to educate Americans on the importance of life insurance…? Yes, that’s right – this September marks the 12th annual Life Insurance Awareness Month, an educational initiative spearheaded by nonprofit organization Life Happens to remind the public to include life insurance in their financial plans.

    Each year, hundreds of the nation’s leading insurance companies and industry groups join forces during Life Insurance Awareness Month to spread this message, and Gerber Life is proud to be among them.

  4. Teenagers & Internet Usage

    how teens use the internet statistics on how teens use the InternetTeenagers tend to use the Internet frequently, but what might not be as well-known is exactly how they access and use it. Do they spend all of their Internet time on social media? Do they use it to make all their purchases?

    New research by the Pew Research Center has found answers to such questions as the accompanying infographic shows. Some statistics may be surprising.

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    Categories: Health & Safety
  5. Facts About Gerber Life Accident Protection Insurance

    Father and son working on houseNo matter how healthy or safe you think you are, there’s no telling when an accident might occur. When accidents do happen, they often can lead to financial hardship for the people who were disabled, or for the loved ones left behind by a person who didn’t survive.

    That’s why accident protection insurance can be a big help.

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