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The Most Common Pediatrician Mistakes

by Editorial Team April 19th, 2017| Elementary, Preschool, Safety, Safety
As a parent, having to experience the fear involved with a child experiencing an illness or injury is one of the most uncomfortable and unfortunate feelings. In most cases, however, highly-trained and caring pediatricians are available to ease the concern, no matter how serious or acute the child’s medical condition
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A Great Place to Start: Handwashing

by Lori Sciame February 7th, 2017| Elementary, Safety
Elementary-aged children have a hard time following complicated directions.  For kids this age, it's best to communicate important information in simple terms.  This is especially true when it comes to their personal safety.

It's absurd to think that kids will remember what a parent says concerning every single safety issue. 
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Biking Safety for Kids

by Joe Lawrence August 24th, 2016| Elementary, Safety
“Stack up one more box, I know I can jump higher than you!” This is something I remember saying often behind the plaza where we used to ride our bikes at as a child. Safety was the last thing on our minds as we had our own version of the
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Elementary Kids and the Summer Heat

by Joe Lawrence July 27th, 2016| Elementary, Safety
There is no doubt that kiddos want to be playing outside during the summer. All winter long they are cooped up and can’t wait to explore the outdoors. However, we have to make sure we are cognizant of the heat and the effect it can have on our children.

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Play Safe This Summer in the Water

by Tania Cowling June 22nd, 2016| Elementary, Safety
These days everywhere you turn there is some body of water – whether it’s a pool, beach, or lake. Drowning is a major cause of death in children, especially during the summer months. Does your child know how to swim? This should be on the top of your parenting “to-do”
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Bullies are Easily Handled

by Joe Lawrence April 20th, 2016| Elementary, Safety
“If he does it again, hit him and he will stop.” This is the advice many of us received as youth while discussing the school bully. For many generations the way to deal with bullies was to out-maneuver them or to stand up to them. Thankfully, there are much better
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How to Teach Your Kids ‘Safety Smarts’ Without Scaring Them

by Editorial Team March 16th, 2016| Elementary, Safety
Teaching your kids how to be safe is important, but it could also frighten them. After all, they may not really want to learn that there are people out there who may want to hurt them, steal from them, or even abduct them, but as a parent, you need to
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How Safe Are Backyard Trampolines?

by Tania Cowling March 2nd, 2016| Elementary, Safety
Kids think that bouncing up and down on a trampoline is super fun, but unfortunately it is one of the most dangerous activities that children can do at home. According to an article in USA Today, a study from Indiana University School of Medicine found that from 2002
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A Guide to Responsible Gun Ownership for Parents

by Editorial Team February 17th, 2016| Elementary, Safety
Marksmanship is a hallmark of the U.S. Marine Corps, a military service that considers every Marine a rifleman first and foremost. They have the longest and most rigorous boot camp; they have the most challenging rifle qualification standards. Recruits who don’t meet the minimum rifle standards do not graduate from
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Gun Safety and Children

by Joe Lawrence January 13th, 2016| Elementary, Safety
Guns are everywhere these days. You can’t go on Facebook or watch the news without hearing about another shooting or someone claiming that there need to be more guns. This is a deeply, rooted issue and one that is near and dear to a lot of people. What should our
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Is Organic Food Really Safer?

by Joe Lawrence November 25th, 2015| Elementary, Safety
Safety of our children is the number one thought parents have. We are constantly reading and learning about new products and those we use every day in order to ensure they are safe. One such safety concern is the food we feed our children.

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Walking to School – One Neighborhood at a Time

by Gary Hays September 16th, 2015| Elementary, Safety
At one time in the not too distant past, it was not uncommon to see hordes of children wandering through neighborhood streets in search of fun and new adventures. They were everywhere. And if these same children lived within a mile of their school, they walked, or bicycled, or
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