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. Back to School: Preparing Your Toddler for Preschool

    September 28, 2017

    Teacher And Pupils Using Wooden Shapes In Montessori School

    So, the big day is finally arriving: Your child is starting preschool!

    How could you not have mixed feelings?

    Proud! Your baby is growing up!

    Scared! Your baby is growing up too fast!

    This is a big transition for your toddler — and you. Let’s face it, saying goodbye that first day is going to be tough – but, as always, your goal is to find the right balance of protecting your child and preparing your child for anything that comes along.

    Here are five tips to make this big milestone memorable and FUN.

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    Categories: Parenting Tips
  2. Fun Summer Activities for Toddlers

    August 10, 2017

    toddlers hugging and smilingSummer is swell for little kids, but sometimes not so much for parents. Clearly, putting your little one in front of the TV or tablet is not the best solution. The best-case scenario is an activity that combines physical activity with an opportunity to learn or develop motor skills.

    Whatever the activity is, it has to be FUN.

    Here are eight activities for toddlers that can be done right in your front yard or living room, to help you keep your sanity this summer:

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    Categories: Parenting Tips
  3. Family Vacations on a Budget

    July 31, 2017

    mother and son in backyardIsn’t it funny how the entire concept of summer vacation tends to change when you’re the one who has to plan – and pay – for it?

    School’s out, your kids want to do something fun, and so do you. If you believe the hype, it seems like the best opportunities cost too much money or involve travel—another luxury. Don’t worry, it’s easy to find tons of fantastic adventures that are affordable, and right in your own backyard.

    Here are five suggestions that can help you spend quality time with your kids this summer without breaking the bank.

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  4. New Year’s Resolutions for Kids

    December 28, 2016

    Girl wishing Happy New YearNew Year’s resolutions aren’t just for adults. Making resolutions with your child can be a fun exercise that provides great insight into your child’s goals and dreams.

    To start the conversation, consider discussing the things that your child has done well during the past year and build from there. What can your child do today that he or she was unable to do a year ago? Ask your child how he or she was able to achieve this success. Was it by putting in a little extra work or effort throughout the year?

    Then, ask your child what he or she would like to be able to do a year from now. Help your child to formulate an action plan to show how to work toward accomplishing the resolution.

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    Categories: Parenting Tips
  5. 7 Tips for Coping with Holiday Stress

    December 21, 2016

    Family sitting at table for holiday mealThe holiday season can be a most wonderful time of the year, but it also can be a time of stress-induced, anxiety-filled moments. If you experience stress, you know how important it is to take a moment to breathe and enjoy the time spent with loved ones. Sometimes this is easier said than done.

    We’ve rounded up seven tips for coping with holiday stress, to help you stay happy, healthy and energized:

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    Categories: Health & Safety