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6 Pokémon Go Safety Tips for Kids (and Kids at Heart)

Clair Jones | Posted 07.22.2016 | Parents
Clair Jones

Adults, teenagers, and kids alike are going nuts over the Pokémon Go App, but there have been some safety glitches that the developers of the game, N...

Protecting Your Children From Household Dangers

Stephanie R. Caudle | Posted 07.21.2016 | Parents
Stephanie R. Caudle

What can be even more shocking to parents who are obsessed with protecting their children from danger is that they often overlook some of the dangerous items and areas of their home leaving their most treasured loved ones susceptible to danger.

A Letter To My Child In A Time Of Terror

Jessica Ciencin Henriquez | Posted 07.15.2016 | Women
Jessica Ciencin Henriquez

I have been your mother for four years and 15 days, and every one of those days I have considered the countless ways that you might die. This, I am to...

4 Misconceptions About Drowning And The Facts Every Parent Should Know

Kate Carr | Posted 07.05.2016 | Parents
Kate Carr

Pools, lakes and even tubs (for little ones) can provide plenty of fun and relief from the summer heat. But as families take to the water this holiday weekend and beyond, there is reason for extra caution: Almost 800 kids drown each year and two-thirds occur in the summer months (between May and August).

Mom Shaming Reaches New Low in Wake of Gorilla Incident

Mommy Nearest | Posted 06.02.2016 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

It's so hard to be a parent these days. If we keep our children close, on literal leashes, we're called helicopter parents. We're told to relax and let them be kids. But the second we let our children go and they do something wrong, we're accused of being negligent.

Parents: You Can Play An Important Role in Keeping Your Teen Drivers Safe. Really!

Kate Carr | Posted 05.16.2016 | Parents
Kate Carr

Learning to drive is an exciting time for a teenager, and a stressful one for any and all parents. A driver's license brings freedom and a new level o...

My Son Went Missing in Disney World

Marina John | Posted 05.10.2016 | Parents
Marina John

Thankfully Hubs had taken a photograph of the kids just seconds before getting onto the Animal Kingdom tram. Using the photograph, Disney was able to accurately radio out his description with clear specifics and immediately locked down the gates and put out an alert.

Hidden in Plain Sight: Preventing Child Abuse Falls to us All

Bill Baccaglini | Posted 04.12.2016 | New York
Bill Baccaglini

The physical signs of child abuse aren't always obvious. Burns or bruises hidden under clothing, a haunted look in a child's eyes, the shying away from a casual touch - all too often they go unnoticed. But often, there are people around that child who recognize that something's not right.

A Message for Grandparents About Medication Safety

Kate Carr | Posted 04.04.2016 | Parents
Kate Carr

We want grandparents, parents and all caregivers to remember that the first line of defense in preventing medicine poisoning is family and with a few simple precautions we can help keep our kids active, healthy and safe.

6 Tips That Can Save Your Child's Life

Natasha Daniels | Posted 03.30.2016 | Parents
Natasha Daniels

We baby proof our house. We make our kids wear helmets. We keep our kids in car seats long after they've out grown them. We prepare for every possibility. Every possibility except the one that can rock us to the core. The unimaginable. Stranger danger. Only sometimes it's not strangers and kids don't always know they are in danger.

The New Child Actor: The Scary Parenting Trend in Our Digital Age

Melissa Vello | Posted 03.14.2016 | Parents
Melissa Vello

(The tired toddler enters from stage left. She struggles to keep her head up. Her body sways back and forth uncontrollably.) (One foot sluggishly slid...

The MTA Debases Women on a Daily Basis

Tom Allon | Posted 02.14.2016 | Parents
Tom Allon

The last place we imagined our daughters would be objectified would be while riding the New York City subway to school. There are three ads currently on display from Doctor's Plastic Surgery -- one more offensive than the other.

10 Things I Want for My Sons This Holiday That Aren't Wrapped Up in a Bow

Abby Rodman, LICSW | Posted 12.29.2015 | Parents
Abby Rodman, LICSW

I want for my sons and stepsons this holiday what I want for all of us: peace on earth, goodwill toward others, respectful tolerance of each other's differences. That said. In addition to those humble and noble things, I want some other things for them and from them.

The Major Car Seat Danger You Might Be Missing

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 12.15.2015 | Parents

As winter approaches, a recent crash test warns parents against dressing their children in thick winter coats while fastened in a car seat. In a repor...

10 Tips to Keep Your Kids and Pets Safe This Holiday Season

Laura McHolm | Posted 12.10.2015 | HuffPost Home
Laura McHolm

Keep your tree more than 48 inches away from any open flame (that includes candles and the menorah.) When decorating your perfectly chosen greenery, it's best to use plastic hooks instead of metal.

Practical Tips For Teaching Young Children Safety and Kindness

Allison Chawla | Posted 10.16.2015 | Parents
Allison Chawla

I wish I could find the perfect balance between safety and compassion for the mind of an-almost-4-year-old, but I truthfully believe that she's too young for a fine-tuned balance to exist. Still, I do have some suggestions for teaching our young children to be kind and safe at the same time.

Gun Violence - A New Approach

Harry Leibowitz | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics
Harry Leibowitz

The very problem here is the title given to this issue... the word "control." Control is a pejorative word that conjures up very negative images of "big brother" pushing us around and dictating our lives in ways that Americans feel impinges on their freedoms. None of us wants to be "controlled."

Baltimore's Best Kept Secret Reaches 50-Million-Dollar Milestone

Kandice Ferrell | Posted 09.24.2015 | Impact
Kandice Ferrell

Pictured left to right: Cal Ripken Jr., Vice Chairman and Steve Salem, President, Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation Fifty million dollars is a windfall any n...

Curious Child Rearing in the Good Old Days

Tricia Spencer | Posted 09.24.2015 | Parents
Tricia Spencer

Parents fret about their children in our often frightening, modern world. But even the "good old days" came with its share of frights.

A Message to Parents with Kids in Car Seats

Kate Carr | Posted 09.23.2015 | Parents
Kate Carr

Parents, especially new parents, tend to place a high priority on what can be done to keep their children safe. Safety gates: check. Latches on the lower cabinets: check. Medication up and away: check. Smoke alarms on every level of your home: check. Properly install car seat and buckle up on every ride: check.

When Child Sexual Abuse Is in the Public Eye, Don't Lose Sight of the Children

Teresa Huizar | Posted 08.28.2015 | Parents
Teresa Huizar

Each year, official government reports indicate that more than 62,000 children are sexually abused. The numbers are especially staggering for girls aged 14-17, of whom researchers estimate more than 17% have experienced sexual abuse.

How to Take Your Infant for a Stroll (in 70 Easy Steps)

Jolie Jenkins | Posted 08.26.2015 | Parents
Jolie Jenkins

Get brilliant idea to take a stroller walk. Hoist 20-pound wiggly baby up two flights of stairs to change its diaper and clothes. Wrestle with wiggly baby for several minutes to do so. Particularly struggle with pants.

How We're Failing Children In Disaster Preparedness, By The Numbers

Posted 08.24.2015 | Parents

Children are especially vulnerable during natural disasters. We witnessed this after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, when 1,833 people died, more than a mi...

The Government Is Leaving Children At Risk -– Are You?

Carolyn S. Miles | Posted 07.15.2016 | Impact
Carolyn S. Miles

It's been 10 years since Hurricane Katrina revealed how ill-prepared our nation was to protect children from disaster. New research shows that far too little has changed.

Protect Your Young Ones With These 4 Simple Rules of Sun Protection

Dr. Patricia Wexler | Posted 06.28.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Patricia Wexler

A baby's delicate skin is particularly vulnerable in the summer, and cumulative sun damage starts on day one. No pressure, parents and grandparents!