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Home Alone: A New Experience

by Michele April 1st, 2024| Safety, Tweens

Somewhere during the middle school years your child may want to stay home alone. Whether it be while you run a quick trip to the grocery store or for a short period of time between the end of the school day

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3 Issues to Warn Your Tween About

by Lori Sciame April 17th, 2023| Safety, Tweens
Being a parent is a huge responsibility. Children not only need love, they need proper guidance as well. Part of steering a child on the right course, involves teaching him or her to follow safety rules.  Some rules are easy to teach, such as "don't play with fire." Other rules

Tweens and Twitter

by Gary Hays January 13th, 2020| Safety, Social, Tweens
Twitter is one of the largest and most popular social media sites on the internet. It allows for quick and easy communication between friends but limits posts to 140 characters, so long dissertations are not a possibility. From the outside looking in, Twitter appears to be a safe enough site
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3 Essential Computer Safety Tips for Tweens

by Lori Sciame November 4th, 2019| Safety, Tweens
Tweens spend a lot of time on the computer. From playing video games, to participating in social media, to watching Netflix, tweens spend a good portion of their downtime staring at a computer monitor.  You might think you know about computer safety, but there is a good chance you
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4 Necessary Safety Rules for Tweens

by Lori Sciame January 3rd, 2017| Safety, Tweens
Parents of tweens know how difficult it can be to care for a child this age.  While not yet teenagers, they make sure mom and dad know they aren't "babies" either.  Sometimes tweens will push to be treated more like high school students; however, when it comes to safety,
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Winter Safety Tips for Tweens

by Michele March 3rd, 2016| Safety, Tweens
Ahh, the tween years. They've developed a sense of independence and retain a good amount of knowledge. However, they also are dealing with a surge of hormones that can often cloud their judgment. While this isn't a seasonal issue (hormones prevail all year), there are some important considerations during the
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Bus Safety Rules for Tweens

by Lori Sciame September 3rd, 2015| Safety, Tweens
Considering how many children in the United States ride to and from school on a bus each day, the rate of injuries due to crashes is rather low.  That is the good news.  Now the bad news: children may suffer injuries on the school bus for a variety of other
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4 Steps to Sun Safety: Tweens

by Lori Sciame July 9th, 2015| Safety, Tweens
The sun's rays beckon children outside, especially during the summer months.  No school, no obligations, no worries...right?  Wrong!  The summer sun presents several safety issues for tweens, including sunburn.  Don't be lax when it comes to sun safety.  Know how to prevent injury and illness due to the sun,
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Boating Safety Rules: Tweens

by Lori Sciame June 25th, 2015| Safety, Tweens
With summer in full swing, tweens will have more opportunities to have fun on the water.  Because of this, they should be taught boating safety rules. Why? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that approximately 347 people die each year in boating related incidents, and countless
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How to Raise a Safety Conscious Tween

by Lori Sciame December 4th, 2014| Safety, Tweens
Parents have a lot to worry about when it comes to children.  They worry about providing the right nutrition, the right environment for learning, and the right amount of loving discipline.  Add another worry to the list: a child's physical safety.

On top of everything else, a parent must teach

Contact Safety: Tweens

by Lori Sciame November 6th, 2014| Safety, Tweens
I know a lot about contacts.  I've worn them since I was 14 years old, and my three children all began wearing them in middle school.  I know how great contacts can be; however, I also realize how dangerous they can be as well.  For this reason, I plan

Safety: Tweens Need to Learn by Doing

by Lori Sciame October 9th, 2014| Safety, Tweens
The world we live in can seem  largely unsafe, especially for children.  There are just so many things that can go wrong.  Parents worry.  They wonder if they are doing enough to protect their tween from every possible hazard; however, in an effort to keep a child safe, many