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. How to Help Build Confidence in Children

    Young Girl Playing FootballYouths today often struggle with self-confidence and body-image issues. In a recent survey by the NYU Child Study Center 59% of girls in 5th to 12th grade responded that they were dissatisfied with their body shape.  However, negative body image impacts young boys, too. The media, peers and pop culture are all influencing factors in a child’s personal development, but it’s still the parents who play the greatest role.

    Here are some ways you can help your children to believe in themselves:

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    Categories: Health & Safety
  2. How the Gerber Life Grow-Up® Plan Can be a Silver Lining, Rain or Shine

    sunshine graphicNo matter what the weather, the Gerber Life Grow-Up® Plan¹ can be your ally. Learn how this whole life insurance policy for children works to protect you and your family, rain or shine:

  3. Incentives for Making Children Want to Save Money

    Mother and son put money into piggy bankChildren aren’t money-savers by nature. If they receive some money as a gift or for completing their chores, they likely may want to spend it on the first thing they can think of if they have not yet learned how much fun it can be to save money.

    Early on, it is important for parents to begin teaching kids to save money. One of the best ways to develop a child’s interest in saving money is to provide incentives while at the same time teaching the value of the action.

    Here are a few helpful tips for providing incentives:

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    Categories: Saving Money
  4. How to Teach Children Patience

    Impatient ChildDo your kids interrupt you when you’re speaking, demand a refill at the dinner table, and need constant attention? You’re not alone. It’s natural for kids to be impatient. As a parent, it’s how you address impatience that can mean the difference between raising a patient, well-adjusted child or an impatient child who grows up to be an impatient adult.

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    Categories: Parenting Tips
  5. How the Gerber Life Grow-Up® Plan Protects Families from Life’s Storms

    Mother & Daughter in StormJust as April showers bring May flowers, life is full of ups and downs. Unlike a sudden rainstorm that interrupts Little League practice, however, some of life’s storms can be guarded against well in advance, by insurance policies. The Gerber Life Grow-Up® Plan¹ is the kind of insurance policy that can help you prepare for several storms all at once because of its guaranteed premium rate that never increases, guaranteed benefits, cash value that you access, and guaranteed death benefit. Here’s a look: