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 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. Saying ‘No’ To Your Child

    Child PoutingHow to help children understand the difference between a “need” and a “want.

    No matter how uncomfortable it may be, all children need to hear the word “no” at certain times. Without such limits, children don’t learn the self-discipline they need to succeed in adulthood, and they may even develop a sense of entitlement. Unfortunately, telling your kids “no” sometimes can be difficult, especially if they react in anger.

    The information below can help you make the process a little easier for both you and your child.

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    Categories: Parenting Tips
  2. 30 Days of Gerber Life Thanks

    Throughout November, we invited you to participate in our Gerber Life “30 Days of Thanks” and asked what you’re most thankful for. We then shared responses on our social media sites. View the Slideshare below to see what some of you said you’re most thankful for. Then, take a moment to appreciate the good things, little and big, in your own life.


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    Categories: Health & Safety
  3. Some of the Best Pets for Kids

    Young Girl & PetPets can help teach your child responsibility and love.

    Pets and kids often go together swimmingly like, well, a fish in water. Not only are pets a great way for children to learn how to be responsible, kind and gentle, but they also can offer children physical and emotional benefits. According to the Centers for Disease Control, pets help lower blood pressure, cholesterol levels and feelings of loneliness. Pets that need to be walked regularly provide exercise.

    When choosing your child’s first pet, consider the following options:

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  4. Thanksgiving Recovery Tips

    Whether you’re recovering from your Thanksgiving Day celebration by entertaining, sleeping or shopping, here are some tips to help you have a smooth and healthy recovery:

    Thanksgiving recovery tips

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  5. DIY Family Photos Made Easy

    Here are some popular photo tips for preparing and capturing fun family moments and other special events this holiday season:

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