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 Your Child with Homework

    helping child with homeworkFor some children, schoolwork can be one of the biggest challenges they face on a daily basis. When they bring home their studies, they sometimes also bring their frustrations. Here are some tips to help you help your child to tame the “homework monster” and succeed in his or her studies.

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  2. How Soon Is Too Soon For Life Insurance?

    deciding on when to buy life insuranceDon’t think you need life insurance? If you have a family or if you plan to start a family, you should consider the benefits of purchasing life insurance now. You’ll save money on your policy and you’ll gain immediate protection.

    Life insurance premiums are lower when you are young and healthy, and the cost will never increase for as long as you own the policy – so purchasing now may actually be cheaper than waiting until later to do so. On the contrary, as you age, your health could change and prevent you from finding an affordable coverage option or even an insurance policy.

    So ask yourself: Is waiting until later to buy life insurance coverage worth the risk?

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  3. Involve Grandparents in Your Child’s Life and Education

    0907-involving-grandparents-in-educationMany children are lucky enough to know and to have special memories of times shared with their grandparents. When possible, give your children that gift by including their grandparents in their lives and by encouraging grandparents to take an active role.

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  4. Safety Checklist for Your Child’s Day Care

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    Good day care can be a fun, and enriching experience for children, but when choosing the best place for your little ones to spend their day, probably the most important factor for parents is safety. You want to know that safety is encouraged, while the kids are running, climbing, building and singing, and with the same passion that’s committed to their learning and playtime.

    As a guide for parents, below is a safety checklist for children’s daycare that Gerber Life Insurance Company has put together. It’s meant as a guide to the kinds of thing that parents may want to look for to help guard against injuries. A parent’s instinct, senses and research remain best. Walk around the facility to see if there is anything that gives you pause. Does it seem clean? Is it designed for children? Is it unlikely to allow for injury? Are the children always supervised? Check off the following details as you go.

    You’re welcome to print out this guide and take it with you when evaluating prospective day care centers or when visiting your child’s current facility.

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  5. Money-Saving Lunch Ideas

    0905-save-money-on-lunchSaving money is probably on the top of really everybody’s list of priorities, but it’s easier said than done. What with all the television and radio ads, banners on websites and roadside billboards seen on your way to work, it often seems as if we can’t go for more than ten minutes without being pressured into spending hard-earned money.

    Whether you’re saving for something big such as a house or your child’s education, or just looking to have extra dollars in your pocket, you can get a head start with the following helpful ideas for saving lunchtime money.

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