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. Should I Have Life Insurance if I Don’t Have Children?

    Couple sitting together and laughingWe occasionally use this blog to answer some of the frequently asked questions that we receive, because we want to provide you with simple and straightforward information about life insurance. One question that we often receive goes something like this: “Why do I need life insurance if I don’t have children?”

    Here are a few scenarios where you might want to have life insurance even if you don’t have children:

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  2. “Protect Your Child Rain or Shine” and the Grow-Up® Plan – (A Video Sneak Preview)

    Child-like drawing of mother daughter eating ice creamAs a parent, you protect your children in many different ways. Protecting them is so natural that it becomes second nature. Gerber Life wanted to capture and photograph the ways that parents like you protect their children each day, and so we made a video.

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  3. Admission Denied: What to Do if Your Child Gets Waitlisted

    Student Receives Waitlist Notice From College Getting waitlisted is not the end of the world. In fact, the National Association of College Admissions Counselors found that 39 percent of colleges put some students on a waitlist in 2009. Once college admissions committees know that they have the space to admit more students, they turn to their waitlist of college applicants and reevaluate whom they want to admit.

    If your child has been waitlisted, there are several considerations to help you determine whether to wait or move on to Plan B:

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    Categories: College Planning
  4. Can a Life Insurance Policy be Customized?

    Parents with two kidsYes, you can get custom life insurance policies to meet a variety of preferences and needs.

    Here are some examples:

    Choose how much to pay for your life insurance monthly premium.

    Whether you’re on a tight budget or want to pay for the highest possible coverage amount, you’ll be able to select the monthly premium rate that works best for you and your family. That rate will stay the same for as long as you own the policy and pay the premiums.

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  5. What Is the Best Time to Read to Your Child?

    Mother and daughter reading togetherYour parents may have read aloud to you before bedtime, and your grandparents may have read aloud to your parents before their bedtime, but have you ever wondered about the benefits of all of that reading aloud before bedtime?

    Is bedtime the best time for reading to your child? At what age should you start reading to a child? What is the most beneficial time to read to your child to facilitate word retention?

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    Categories: Parenting Tips
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