Helping Busy Parents Balance Family, Work and Life

Family Multi-TaskingImagine how easy parenting would be if your children did what you wanted them to do without having to be asked over and over again. Imagine balancing things such as helping them with their homework, cleaning their room, taking out the garbage, emptying the dishwasher, picking up toys, mowing the lawn, walking the dog, and putting their dirty clothes into the hamper – as they all the while tell you how grateful they are for everything you do for them each and every day.

It sometimes seems laughable, right? Gerber Life helps you find a bit more balance in your life so that you’re not the only one doing chores when you get home from work, or even if you’re a stay-at-home parent. Our helpful articles will allow you to better enjoy your role as a parent who has to balance family and work life.

Now, let’s show off your superior intelligence by taking our short quiz. Here goes:

1.    What percent of parents check that their child’s homework is done: 24%, 44%, 64%, or 84%?
2.    According to Nielsen Company in 2010 children 2 to 5 years of age spent how many hours a week in front of the television: 12, 22, 32 or 42?
3.    What percent of mothers with a child under age one has a paying job: 16%, 36%, 56% or 86%?
4.    How much money is spent in the United States on school bus transportation each year: $590 million, $1.8 billion, $10 billion or $17.5 billion?

 

Answers
1.    According to a 2011 report from the U.S. Department of Education, roughly 64 percent of parents check to see if homework has been done.
2.    32 hours.
3.    56 percent.
4.    According to a 2008 U.S. Department of Education report (the most recent year for this statistic), roughly $17.5 billion is spent in the U.S. every year on school bus transportation.

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