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
Do you assume your child’s camp is safe? Every summer we send our children off to what we think will be a fun and safe camp. Why do we assume the camp we chose for our kids will be safe? Have we asked the appropriate questions that would give us confidence in the camp? Most parents report being more concerned with what activities their children will be experiencing than the … [Read more...] about Is Your Child’s Summer Camp Safe???
We frequently get calls and emails from many parents asking: “What do I tell my child to keep them safe?” “How can I keep my child safe?” “Tell me what to do!” First and foremost is that we need to continue to be outraged over adults not protecting children. It is that energy that will make parents take pro-active steps towards teaching their children personal safety and … [Read more...] about Preventing Abuse: 10 Things You Need To Discuss With Your Kids
The Don’t Talk to Strangers campaign taught generations of children to fear strangers - and don’t get me wrong there are bad strangers out there - but not all strangers are bad. The fact is you can’t tell what is in someone’s heart by the way they look on the outside. And while most parents are fearful of child abductions by a stranger, almost 90% of the time the child knows … [Read more...] about Why “Don’t Talk To Strangers” Can Put Your Child In Danger
How many times have you said to yourself, "things sure have changed since I was a kid"? We say that too, and we think of our childhoods as having been a bit more carefree than our kids' are today. By this we mean that even at a young age, saying goodbye to your parents in the morning and not returning home until dinner time was common. Did our parents worry? Were they … [Read more...] about When it Comes to Parenting, How Much Should You Hover?