The U.S. Department of Justice estimates that more than 58,000 children each year are abducted by people who are not family members. Because children are most vulnerable when they are alone, many of these predators wait for opportunities. Unfortunately, the world is not always a safe place for children. Therefore, parents need to teach their kids to use common sense and think … [Read more...] about Self Defense Tips for Kids
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From the candy to the costumes, trick-or-treating is a highlight of the season for kids. Halloween is the one night of the year when kids venture out and enjoy themselves by the thousands. Parents may take the opportunity to give their kids a little more freedom than they normally would. Unfortunately, whether or not parents join their kids on the candy trail, it can be a … [Read more...] about Trick-Or-Treating Safety Tips
What is a regional center? In California, there are 21 regional centers. Regional center clients include people on the autism spectrum as well as people with cerebral palsy, mental retardation, epilepsy, and all other cases involving developmental delays. Recently, my child's regional center reported that approximately 90% of incoming cases are autism-related. Regional … [Read more...] about California’s Regional Center System: Tips and Tricks
Summer is nearing its end, and we are getting our kids ready for back to school. So, we asked our mom friends if they had any questions or concerns about their children’s safety. We chose a few of the top concerns to address here (see link to part I below): Question: Playdates My son is starting Kindergarten and we are leaving the comfort of the preschool where I knew all … [Read more...] about Back to School Safety Tips — Part II
During our live DWTS show last night, we heard the Oklahoma news as it was unfolding. It made us sad and made us scared for our own families while we were at work. Later that night, watching the news as many mothers were reunited with their kids and many were not, it scared me to think of how my work could separate my family and me. What would I do if a natural disaster … [Read more...] about Does Your Family Have a Safety Plan?