Every parent has a different way in which he or she relates to and cares for his or her children. For the most part, there isn’t a right or wrong way to be a parent. It depends on the personalities and motivations of all involved. But, how we respond to everyday situations can say a lot about the type of parent we are.
Are you the “cool parent” that goes with the flow? Or, maybe you’re more traditional and raise your children the way you were brought up? Take our fun quiz below to find out what type of parent you are.
Regardless of your result, there’s one thing that all parents share in common. We want to make sure that our children are taken care of no matter what life has in store. Learn more about how Gerber Life can help to financially protect those who matter most to us.
Your happiness may be at stake.
Life constantly changes and evolves. Some people don’t like change or it makes them feel uncomfortable, and they resist it. Other people tend to go with the flow, neither bothered nor unbothered by change, and adapting as needed. Still others embrace change and thrive in new environments.
Learning how to accept and adapt to the inevitable twists and turns of life can be key to our long-term happiness.
How do you stack up? Take our quiz below to find out how well you adapt to change.
Children may idolize superhero characters in comic books or on the big screen, but this month we pay tribute to real-life superheroes – mothers!
The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a superhero as “a fictional hero having extraordinary or superhuman powers; an exceptionally skillful or successful person.” The second definition certainly seems an accurate description of the moms in our lives.
What makes the mother in your life a superhero?
If your child goes to school or day care, he or she will inevitably catch a cold. If one child gets sick, the close proximity and interaction among classmates often spreads the cold throughout the class.
Children can come down with varying degrees of illness, from a sniffle and runny nose to a fever and sore throat. Some illnesses can be highly contagious whereas others aren’t and simply need to run their course.
How can you tell if your child is too sick to go to school? The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends asking yourself the following questions:
Taking care of a sick toddler or grade-schooler can cause considerable worry and concern. Taking care of two sick children can be even more worrisome. When a child or other member of the household falls ill, trying to guard against or contain the germs may not be easy but can be done.
Germs can spread in various ways, including by:
- Touching a contaminated object or surface
- Eating unwashed fruits or vegetables
- Inhaling germs that are in the air
However, even with the best of intentions and taking every possible precaution, a child could still get sick, since some infections and maladies can be contagious even before noticeable symptoms appear.