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Safety Issues

How to Teach Your Children Cell Phone Etiquette

Teaching your child to say “please” and “thank you” is usually second nature; it’s been done for generations and comes pretty naturally. But teaching your …

5 Poisonous Houseplants to Keep Away from Toddlers and Pets

When decorating your living space, houseplants are a natural consideration. Their living greenery infuses life into your home and many plants help clean indoor air. However, …

Safety Tips for Enjoying Fireworks this Independence Day

Enjoying the fireworks is one of the most fun things about Independence Day. They are spectacular for all ages, but they are especially enchanting for …

Is Your Teen Involved in a “Mine-Field Relationship?”

Early relationships in the middle and older adolescence years are, how should we describe it—intense and emotionally charged. Remember Romeo and Juliet, the 13-year-olds from …

Risky Teen Driving Habits Predicts Future Crashes

Teen drivers are typically involved in more accidents than more experienced drivers.  A recent study seems to point out the causes of these teen driver …

How to Prevent a Fire at Home

The very concept of a house fire is scary, and there’s no disputing the fact that devastating house fires do occur. To help prevent this …

Sled Safety for Children

Remember sledding as a child? Safety was probably the furthest thing from your mind! Over the years, parents have wised up and know that sledding …

Baby-Proofing Your Home – Top Tips

You have probably heard that you need to “baby-proof” your home when a baby or small child is around, but you may not know where …

Stranger Danger – How to Talk to Your Kids

Talking about this unpleasant subject can seem awkward at times. How do you tell your child there are very real dangers out there without making …

How to Protect Your Child during Outdoor School Sports

Children love to spend time outdoors when the temperatures get warmer. Some children play outdoor school sports while others simply spend time outdoors at home. …

Turn Down the Volume: Noise and Kids

Unfortunately, for some this message is coming too late. U.S. government survey data shows that approximately 5.2 million children ages 6 to 19 already have …

School Bag Safety – What to Look For

With the heavy load of books that children have to carry around in school, it is no wonder that safety is becoming more of an …

ADHD and Pesticide Exposure

A recent study published in the June online edition of Pediatrics showed that children with higher levels of organophosphate pesticide metabolites in their urine were at …

Bullying: The One Child-Safety Hazard We Don’t Address

Last week’s bullying related death of Phoebe Prince in Massachusettes once again demonstrates the immediate and serious child health and safety problem of bullying. In …

Antidepressants Cut Risk of Hospital Re-admission for Suicidal Youth

Suicidal adolescents who were prescribed an antidepressant medication during inpatient psychiatric hospital treatment were 85 percent less likely than others to be readmitted within a …

What Are Your Kids Doing Right Now?

I am a child of the 50’s when radio, record players and TV were the main sources of media entertainment within the home. I spent …