1. Ten Tips for Easing Stress for Working Parents

    kids running with American flag with text Happy Labor DayIn today’s stress-filled world it can be easy for working parents to forget about taking care of themselves and their needs. Gerber Life Insurance Company has compiled the following list of tips to help you maximize your time to create a little extra time for yourself.

  2. Digital Tools to Help Your Family Stay Connected

    mother and daughter skypingLots of laughs, good food and great stories — there’s nothing like getting the family together for a reunion every year. If Aunt Jean can’t take off from work that week, or if Cousin Joe has a business trip he can’t reschedule, no worries. You can still have your family reunion, just by booting up the computer or picking up a mobile device.

    Here are some tips to planning a family reunion in the digital age:

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  3. Tips to Help Kids Hunker Down on Homework

    Brother Helping Sister With HomeworkBack to school means back to homework. It’s good for parents to have an action plan to keep their kids focused on after-school assignments. Even the most diligent student sometimes needs a little help.

    Here are some homework tips for keeping your youngsters on task:

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  4. Six Ways That Parenting Skills Can Help You Find the Right Job

    Mom Multi-tasking at Home

    As a parent, you’ve played the role of teacher, negotiator, chef, manager, activities director, fashion consultant, and chauffeur to your children. For example: If your child has a screaming fit at the grocery store over not getting the candy desired, you negotiate with your child to avoid a public display; if your child wants to wear a tutu and cowboy hat to kindergarten, you help your child to select clothing that will be more functional for the day ahead.

    The variety of roles that you play help to make you the great parent that you are, but they also can help to make you valuable to employers. So if you’re a stay-at-home mom or dad looking to enter or re-enter in the workforce soon, don’t fret. You may have more going for you than you realize.

    Here are six typical traits that parents acquire, and that you can leverage in your job search: 

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  5. Launch a New, Annual Family Tradition for Summer

    Family PortraitSummer is a great time for families to build new traditions. Your family may already have favorite traditions such as birthday and holiday celebrations and so the idea of starting a new tradition may seem daunting. No worries. All you need to do to launch a new tradition is start an activity that can include the whole family. If everyone has a good time, find out why and then make plans to repeat the activity next year.

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