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Comprehensive Tween Safety Resource

by Lori Sciame September 11th, 2014| Safety, Tweens
The concept of the "one stop shop" has spread like wildfire across the United States.  After all, what's easier than finding everything you need in one place?

As one who writes articles concerning tween safety issues on a regular basis, I'm glad to be able to share a "one stop

Little Known Safety Hazards- Keep Your Tween Safe

by Lori Sciame August 14th, 2014| Safety, Tweens
Parents try their best to keep their children out of harm's way.  They strap a newborn into a car seat for her first car ride home, plus they childproof every room in the house - and this is only the beginning.  From the moment your child enters this world,

Tweens and Safe Travel: 3 “Musts” for Your Family

by Lori Sciame July 17th, 2014| Safety, Tweens
Traveling with children presents special safety concerns.  Unlike the familiarity of home, children will be exposed to new situations, lots of unfamiliar people, and to illnesses.  As stated by the U.S. Travel Association, "In 2012, 26 percent of domestic leisure travelers traveled with children under the age of 18

Think Twice About…

by Lori Sciame June 19th, 2014| Safety, Tweens
Safety must be a priority...always.  It doesn't matter if your tween thinks he or she is grown up enough to make independent decisions, it's still your right (and responsibility) as a parent to keep your child safe.  While you do not want to be a "helicopter" parent, one that
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Cough Medicine Concerns

by Lori Sciame May 22nd, 2014| Safety, Tweens
Coughs in tweens are no laughing matter.  As a parent, I don't like to watch my child suffer from a violent coughing attack, especially in the middle of the night. In the past, my natural instinct involved finding a way to make the cough stop -- even resorting to

Bullying in Sports

by Ronald A. Rowe May 14th, 2014| Elementary, Safety
I recently had the opportunity to counsel with a tearful mother whose son was the victim of bullying.  The problems did not rise to the level of physical conflict but her 10-year-old son, we’ll call him “Aaron,” was suffering from continuous and demoralizing taunting from his baseball teammates.  Aaron

Keeping Active Tweens Safe

by Lori Sciame April 24th, 2014| Safety, Tweens
Let's Move!  Michelle Obama, the First Lady, has ignited a new passion for physical activity, especially among tweens. Her anti-obesity campaign can certainly be lauded, as a child who takes part in regular physical exercise will be much healthier than a child who remains a couch potato.

I'm glad to
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Hot Topic – Guns

by Lori Sciame March 27th, 2014| Safety, Tweens
My husband recently retired after serving as a police officer for 33 years.  His daily practice the minute he arrived home: unload the bullets from his gun, lock the gun and the bullets in separate holders, then place each on a separate (high) shelf in the closet.  Never once
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Too Young to be Home Alone?

by Lori Sciame February 27th, 2014| Safety, Tweens
Ask a tween if she can handle being left home alone for an extended amount of time, and most likely she will reply in the affirmative.  Children this age want to be able to handle certain grownup responsibilities, but are they really able to do so?  Read this informative
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Tweens: Be Safe!

by Lori Sciame January 23rd, 2014| Safety, Tweens
For a tween, the world is a wonderful place. There are plenty of chances for adventure, from exploring a new middle school to mastering a difficult skill; however, the world can also be a dangerous place. Parents realize that this dichotomy exists, yet they may wonder, how does one

Apps Tweens Should Be Warned About

by T Akery January 16th, 2014| Safety, Tweens
Smart phone usage is on the rise among Tweens. While you may think that it is a good idea for them to have one, you still need to watch out for what is put on their phones. More and more apps are trying to circumnavigate parental controls because they

Winter Sports Safety

by Lori Sciame December 26th, 2013| Safety, Tweens
Winter sports can be exhilarating.  The biting wind, and lots of fluffy snow and slippery ice, combine to send shivers down the spine -- not just from the cold, but from all the fun!  While many adults hate freezing temperatures, tweens not only accept them, they actually embrace them.