1. “Protect Your Child Rain or Shine” and the Grow-Up® Plan (Feature Video)

    refrigerator with child-like drawingsAs a parent, you protect your children in many different ways. Protecting them is so natural that it becomes second nature. Most parents agree that ensuring the safety and security of their children is a top priority.

    One important way to help protect a your child, if you’re not doing so already, is with the Gerber Life Grow-Up® Plan¹. It’s a whole life insurance policy for children that they later could keep as adults for up to a lifetime, as long as premiums are paid, and at the same child-sized premium rate.

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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. What’s Been Done to Stop Bullying So Far?

    Girl being picked on by classmates As a parent, you’ve probably seen a story about bullying in the news just about every day. Although once seen as a minor issue that children just had to deal with, bullying is now viewed as a huge problem in our society. So huge, in fact, that STOMP Out Bullying, the leading national anti-bullying organization for kids and teens, has received support from numerous celebrities, including Katy Perry, Paul McCartney, and Ellen DeGeneres.

    It’s not just parents and celebrities who are concerned with bullying, either. Due to an increased level of awareness around the issue, politicians have started to discuss bullying as well. Here’s how they’ve attempted to curb bullying so far:

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  4. Kids Are Sponges: Monitoring the Media Your Toddler Sees

    Family Watching TVChildren tend to absorb everything around them. As much as you may think your baby or toddler isn’t paying attention, he or she is likely absorbing any background activity or noise. That’s why it’s so important to be conscientious about how much and what kinds of media your child consumes at each stage of development, regardless of whether done actively, such as watching a movie on TV, or passively, such as playing the radio. The programming you select, including any adult media, can influence your child.

    The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) suggests that TV and other media should be avoided for children age 2 or younger. Instead, the AAP emphasizes that children should learn from play and from human — not screen — interaction.

    It’s therefore important for parents to determine how to regulate, limit, or monitor the media impact on children. Here are some tips:

     

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  5. Identifying Danger: Teaching toddlers to be safe

    Babies and toddlers have very little concept of danger, evidenced by the way they may walk into – or sometimes lunge off of – objects without fear of falling or injury. As important as it is to teach toddlers about eating healthy foods and good manners, it’s also essential that they understand how to avoid harming themselves and how to address danger.

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