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. “Why I Love Gerber Life” (A Video Sneak Preview)

    customer-testimonialAt Gerber Life, we strive to be the name that parents trust to help protect their families. We’re therefore always looking for feedback about how we’re doing from customers who own our life insurance policies. So what better way to receive a response from individuals and families than to ask them directly?

    The following life insurance testimonials video provides insights about how our customers view Gerber Life and our different kinds of insurance. Enjoy watching this sneak preview of “Why I Love Gerber Life” and then check back on Tuesday, June 9th for the full-length video!

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  2. What Can Lead to Higher Premiums When I Purchase Life Insurance?

    No Smoking SignLike snowflakes, no two premiums are exactly alike.

    Your life insurance premium won’t be the same as your sister’s premium, and both will be different from your mother’s premium. Since premiums are dependent on a number of factors associated with the insured, they will be different for just about everyone. Of course, most people want to avoid a high life insurance premium if possible, but many probably aren’t sure what is factored in to determine their monthly payment.

    If you are someone that has wondered about this, wonder no more. Here are some factors that may lead to a high life insurance premium:

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  3. Taking a Gap Year: The Pros and Cons of Taking Time Off Before College

    Young Woman TravelingFor many, the term “gap year” is synonymous with travel. However, travel is only one of many things a student can do when taking a year off between high school and college. In this post, we’ll look at the advantages and drawbacks of taking a gap year between high school and college.

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    Categories: College Planning
  4. Heat and Exercise: Stay Cool During Hot Summer Months

    Woman-stretching-before-outdoor-workoutTo stay fit, it’s important to commit to a routine, rain or shine. During hot and humid summer months, however, it becomes all too easy to stop working out. One strong reason not to: Experts say that inactivity for a period of four to six weeks may cause you to lose the key benefits of exercise.

    Follow these tips to cool down and keep your fitness up during hot summer months:

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    Categories: Health & Safety
  5. Transitioning from Elementary to Middle School

    Girl writing in workbook at schoolThink back to when you were about to transition from elementary school to middle school. Maybe you felt anticipation, curiosity and excitement, or apprehension, anxiety and fear – perhaps all rolled into one. Maybe you couldn’t wait to have a locker for the first time but worried about remembering your locker combination, or maybe you looked forward to more challenging classes but wondered how you’d fit in with your new classmates. Eventually you adjusted to the changes.

    Your child, too, may experience various emotions as he or she prepares to enter a new and bigger school. As a parent, you’ll want to help prepare your child before and during this transition, but you’ll also need to be prepared for some changes in your child.

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    Categories: Parenting Tips