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. What Does It Mean To Be A Parent?

    Children playing with parentsThe role of “parent” has a broad definition. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, a parent is a person who brings up and cares for another.

    However, being a parent does not necessarily mean that you biologically passed your genetics to a child. A parent can take on different forms, such as stepparent, grandparent, legal guardian, or a combination.

    Regardless of the form, the following remains constant: A parent’s job is to raise children to be the best men and women that they can be. It’s a huge responsibility, one that requires patience, love, and understanding.

    For many people, being a parent means:

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  2. A Guide to Gerber Life Policies

    Guide to Gerber Life policies introAs parents, we want the most for our children. We work hard to put food on the table, keep a roof over our children’s heads and to give them everything they need in life. Our children are our whole world, so it can be difficult to think that there could be a day when we are unable to provide for them. Sometimes, however, the unthinkable does occur, and if it does, life insurance coverage can help to keep loved ones financially cared for.

    For many, life insurance can be a sensitive subject. To put it very simply, a life insurance policy can protect anyone who depends on your paycheck. There are, however, a wide range of policy types, each designed to meet a certain need and/or circumstance.

    No two families are identical, and as such, life insurance needs will often vary family to family. At Gerber Life, we provide life insurance for your whole family. Our range of policy types includes options that can fit your budget and that will protect all of your loved ones.

  3. An Open Letter from a Parent to a Child

    Child sitting on couchTo my dear child,

    When I learned that I was going to become a parent, I must admit that I was a little nervous. My nervousness eventually subsided, however, and gave way to joy and excitement.

    I will never forget the day that you came into my life. You, my dear child, are the greatest gift that has ever been given to me.

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  4. Fun Games from a Child’s Perspective: What Do Your Kids Think is the Most Important to You?

    Child coloringYour children are your world, your everything. You may think that this is obvious to everyone around you, but have you ever asked your child what he or she thinks is the most important thing to you? Or, have you ever asked your child what is the most important to him or her?

    You might be surprised by your child’s response.

    This fun and interactive illustration game can give you better insight into your child’s perspective.

    What You’ll Need:

    • 4 Sheets of paper
    • Writing implements, such as crayons or colored pencils
    • Stopwatch or timer

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  5. The “Reality” of Kids Caring for Pets

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    “Can we get a pet? I promise I’ll take care of it! You won’t have to do anything. I’ll feed it, and walk it, and clean up after it. Please, mom! I really want a pet!”

    Ah yes, the promises of a child who wants a pet. This is something that many parents can relate to. For some children, the idea of having a pet can be all-consuming. Sure, there are plenty of benefits and teaching opportunities to be had for families who have a pet. On the flip side, there is also a lot of added responsibility and work, depending on the type of pet.

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