The Gerber Life Parenting Blog

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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. Don’t Let Stress Ruin Kids’ Birthday Parties

    Girl Blowing Out Birthday CandlesBirthday parties for kids are supposed to be a time for fun. Unfortunately, because of expectations that are unrealistic, they are often a time for stress, both the emotional and financial kind.

  2. Gerber Life Video Contest Launches

    Gerber Life Video ContestEnter for a chance to win a $10,000 Gerber Life College Plan

    Do you ever wonder what your child will be when he or she grows up?  A teacher?  A musician? A doctor? We would love to have parents, grandparents and legal guardians share a video depicting their child’s dream. The Gerber Life Bring Dreams to Life Video Contest provides a perfect opportunity to have a child or grandchild “show and tell” his or her dream, and earn a chance to win a $10,000 Gerber Life College Plan.

  3. Avoid College Debt by Planning Ahead

    Avoiding College DebtDid you know that the average student loan debt for a 2011 college graduate is $23,300?* It should come as no surprise that a recent study commissioned by Gerber Life reveals that 47% of parents are concerned that their child may graduate with a lot of student loan debt.

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  4. Scholarships for Single Mothers

    Single Mom Attending ClassSingle mothers typically have a full plate of duties and responsibilities. Yet, many are expert multi-taskers. Balancing parenthood, work and education is a common challenge. There is seldom enough money to meet education costs. Single mothers often believe a college education is beyond their reach for financial reasons. The common need for financial help for single mothers is available. Here are some scholarships for single mothers.

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  5. Setting Computer Time Limits For Kids

    Young Girl With LaptopThe computer can be a valuable educational and entertainment asset in your home – especially if you have children. However, it is important to set limits on the amount of time your kids spend on the computer starting at a young age. Without computer time limits for kids, you risk your children developing an addiction to the Internet and time-consuming computer games.

    In fact, according to a 2009 study by Pangea Media and YPulse, by the young age of 8, an astounding three out of four children say that they would rather give up the television than access to the Internet. Furthermore, the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests that too much time on the computer and other forms of media outlets can lead to obesity and attention disorders. So how can you limit screen time without being over-restrictive?

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    Categories: Parenting Tips