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. Halloween Tips to Encourage Fun, Not Fear

    October 16, 2014

    Toddler in Lion CostumeFor some children, Halloween is the most enjoyable night of the year. For others, whether toddlers or older children, the holiday creates fear not fun, and its sights and sounds can stir feelings of anxiety and apprehension.

    One study has found that most parents underestimate how frightening the holiday can be for children.

    A study in 2005 of 6- and 7-year-olds in Philadelphia by Cindy Dell Clark, a psychologist at Pennsylvania State University found that some children are unwilling participants in Halloween rituals and that the key driver of fear is the holiday’s focus on death. For youngsters who haven’t yet been exposed to funerals, Halloween may be their introduction.

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    Categories: Health & Safety
  2. The New SAT Focuses on College Readiness – Is it a Good Thing?

    October 15, 2014

    Students Writing an EssayThe SAT is getting a makeover. In Spring 2016, students will take an SAT designed to focus on lessons learned in school, such as analysis and applied logic. Among the eight key changes: defining words in context, demonstrating a command of evidence, writing an essay that analyzes a source, and focusing on math that “matters most” – all grounded in real-world contexts.

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    Categories: College Planning
  3. Insurance 101: Basic Insurance Terminology to Help You Shop for Insurance Protection

    October 14, 2014

    basic insurance terminologyAs you experience changing events in life and take on greater responsibilities, you may need to manage different kinds of automobile, home, health or life insurance. To help you get started, we have put together this guide to basic insurance terminology:

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  4. Save Money with Trash-to-Treasure Halloween Decorations

    October 13, 2014

    Children Trick-or-TreatingHalloween can be a frightful drain on the family budget, what with candy for the trick-or-treaters, decorations for the home and costumes for the kids. This Halloween season, try saving money by reusing some items destined for the trash or recycling bins to create decorations.

    Here are a few ideas for DIY Halloween crafts:

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    Categories: Parenting Tips
  5. Make the Most of Pumpkin Season

    October 12, 2014

    baby boy in pumpkin costumeDid you know that there are uses for pumpkins other than pumpkin pie and carving jack-o-lanterns? These versatile veggies can be used in a variety of creative ways. Enjoy these suggestions and ideas:

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    Categories: Health & Safety