Parenting Tips

Advice for raising well-balanced children

When you left the hospital to take your newborn home for the first time, you may have hoped that the baby bag contained some kind of manual giving parental advice on how to handle the next 18-plus years. Then you remembered that babies don't come with a set of instructions for parents on how to teach a child values, resolve a conflict with a sibling or help a child study for an upcoming test. That's where Gerber Life comes in. Our advice for parents can help prepare you for various situations, as well as provide ideas for activities that you can enjoy as a family.

  1. Spring Festivities Quiz

    Spring Tree in FieldSay ‘goodbye’ to winter and a hearty ‘hello’ to spring!

    The arrival of spring never fails to raise our collective spirits, the beginning of warmer weather and longer daylight hours. Flowers bloom, leaves sprout, and birds sing with gusto.

    According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, spring 2014 arrives in the Northern Hemisphere on March 20 at 12:57 p.m. EDT. On the first day of spring – the vernal equinox – day and night are each approximately 12 hours long.

    Spring has traditionally been a time to recharge the heart, mind and soul – and to welcome festivals, holidays and all manner of celebrations. Get caught up in the spirit of the season with our spring festivities quiz.

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  2. Valentine’s Day Quiz

    Valentine's Day Candy HeartsValentine’s Day is all about love, but most people don’t know how the holiday began or what it really means. Test your knowledge by taking our Valentine’s Day quiz:

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  3. Four Valentine’s Day Reminders for Making Your Family Feel Loved

    Mother Hugging DaughterFor many people, family is one of the most important aspects of life. Whether or not you count yourself among those people – when your daily routine gets hectic, you may not make the time to show it. Fortunately, Valentine’s Day is a yearly reminder to stop and set aside time to tell those we love exactly how we feel. Here are four ways you can do just that.

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  4. Olympics Quiz: Let the Games Begin!

    Olympic RingsBy the time eyes turn to Sochi, a resort city in the far southwestern part of Russia, for the 2014 Winter Olympic Games Feb. 7 to 23, a number of firsts will have already occurred:

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  5. Family Fun to Get Into the 2014 Winter Olympic Games

    Young Girl Making Paper SnowflakesThe Olympic Games are an international celebration of sport to inspire and promote goodwill among people around the world. This year, thousands of athletes will again compete for coveted medals and the chance for international fame.

    The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, in February will have families everywhere gathering around TV screens or streaming video on mobile devices.

    The Olympics can be particularly inspiring for children, who often view the athletes as heroes and the Games as larger than life. Excitement builds from the opening ceremonies to the competitions to the awarding of the gold, silver and bronze medals. To get the kids into the spirit of this sports extravaganza, plan an Olympic-themed activity that your family can do together:

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