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. Nurturing Your Child’s Dreams and Ambitions

    November 5, 2015

    Boy wearing police hatAsking your child what he or she wants to be when all grown up can be a lot of fun for parents as well as for the child. The imaginations of young children can be astounding. One week your child may want to be a firefighter, and the next week a great chef, and the next week a professional athlete. By giving children the tools to realize their ambitions, we can show them that, with some work and planning, their dreams are attainable.

    Here are some ways to help nurture your child’s dreams:

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  2. Simple Ways to Fit Volunteering at Your Child’s School into Your Schedule

    November 4, 2015

    Parent with flashcards at schoolYoung children can find it exciting to see mom or dad in the classroom, and teachers are always looking for parent volunteers in schools. Volunteering at your child’s school is a great way to show your children how much you value their education and to be involved in what’s going on at school. It can be lots of fun, and there is no shortage of opportunities.

    For busy parents, however, it can be challenging to find the time. Consider these simple ways to make volunteering at your child’s school fit into your busy schedule:

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  3. Home Water-Safety Tips for Kids

    November 2, 2015

    Mother giving bath to babyWhether bathing your child in the bathtub or splashing with your toddler in the pool, water can be a lot of fun for kids. Water can also be dangerous, so it’s important to take special care and precautions to keep your child safe in and around water at all times.

    Here are some home water-safety tips for kids:

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  4. Five Ways to Work Off Halloween Candy

    October 30, 2015

    Halloween treatsThanks to trick-or-treating, Halloween is often synonymous with candy. As a child, you likely could eat all sorts of Halloween goodies guilt-free, without worrying about gaining weight. As you grow older, your desire for Halloween treats may not go away. Health-conscious individuals may be able to abstain from indulging, but if you are like many of us, it can be hard to resist the temptations that await in your child’s trick-or-treating bag.

    These simple tips can help to work off Halloween candy and avoid candy temptation altogether:

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  5. Reminiscing: Six Least-Favorite Halloween Treats from Childhood

    October 29, 2015

    Children checking out candy from trick-or-treatingDo you remember the excitement of Halloween as a child and going trick-or-treating? Just as exciting (or arguably more exciting) was returning home and checking out the candy you collected. A typical scenario: You dumped your Halloween haul on the dining room table and were surprised to find…an eraser? Although probably well-intentioned, your youthful mind likely thought it was a trick of some sort.

    Join us for a stroll down memory lane as we reminisce about our least-favorite Halloween treats that we received as a child:

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