Summer is drawing to a close, 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. Here are a few of the top concerns: Question #1: Walking to School My child will be walking to school this year. He is in 5th grade and I want to give him safety skills without scaring him. … [Read more...] about Back to School Safety Tips for Parents
How do you know your child’s camp is SAFE? Have you asked the appropriate questions that would give you confidence in the camp? When we questioned friends and family members who were sending their kids to camp, most parents - with a slight blush and timid smile - reported that their main concerns were: Will my child have friends at the camp? Expense Location … [Read more...] about 12 Questions Parents Need to Ask Their Child’s Summer Camp
“Mom, are you my friend?” Those are the 5 words my son asked me. That small question made me think - how do I want to answer this? It had me pondering what other mothers thought about the idea of “being their child’s friend.” But before I share their thoughts, let me tell you my own: "No, I am not your friend, I am your mom,” is what I told my 10-year-old son. But the … [Read more...] about Be Your Kid’s Best Parent, Not Their Best Friend!
I’m embarrassed to ask that…what will they think of me? This is what many parents tell us when we discuss the importance of asking “safety questions” of another parent/friend /adult before sending their kids to a play date, sleep over, or off to sports practice. With all of the stories in the media lately about seemingly "trusted" adults in children’s lives who have … [Read more...] about 7 Questions Every Parent Should Ask Before A Play Date
With Halloween approaching, parents are mindful of how to keep their kids safe on the most ghoulish of nights. As child safety experts, we're sure a blog about safety on Halloween isn't surprising, but we promise this won’t be a long boring blog… Just a short one to give you a few tips to make it a safe and fun evening for all. 1. Before you leave your house, check out if … [Read more...] about 10 Tips for Safe Trick-or-Treating