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Why Horseplay Is Vital For Your Kids

Christopher A. Brown | Posted 10.30.2014 | Parents
Christopher A. Brown

Situational safety has its place. Being chronically concerned about children's safety does not. Children will get hurt.

My Daughter Almost Drowned Today, So We Kept Swimming

Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh | Posted 11.15.2014 | Parents
Annmarie Kelly-Harbaugh

I wanted to blanket her with kisses, and walk her far, far away from the hostile sea. Instead, after she calmed down a little, while she was still sniffling and clingy, I took her hand, and we walked back to the water's edge.

Anonymity Is Part of Humanity

Hemanshu Nigam | Posted 11.05.2014 | Parents
Hemanshu Nigam

So, what's hot? Apps based on anonymity, where kids and adults can explore questions that can be asked or answered anonymously, are rising in popularity.

Do You Want To Go Jail? Let Your Kids Play Outside

Toni Nagy | Posted 10.28.2014 | Parents
Toni Nagy

Of course we need to protect our children, but that also means helping them learn how to protect themselves. A generation of kids who has never once felt the autonomy of making their own decisions will potentially grow up to be a generation of very insecure adults.

How To Keep Your Children Safe from Injury? Focus On What You Can Control

Brian Beltz | Posted 10.06.2014 | Parents
Brian Beltz

As parents, we play a vital role in keeping our children safe from harm and it is our duty to take whatever steps are necessary to do so.

National Heatstroke Prevention Day: Safety and Prevention Tips for Parents and Caregivers

Dorit Sasson | Posted 09.28.2014 | Parents
Dorit Sasson

One can only hope that by creating National Heatstroke Prevention Day, there'll be more public awareness to the growing danger of leaving a child unattended in a heated vehicle.

Why Taking My Child to a Restaurant Is a Safety Issue

Lauren Jackman | Posted 09.14.2014 | Parents
Lauren Jackman

I'm not the kind of person to kick up a fuss, I am happy to wait longer than normal for a meal, and I rarely tell the waiter that a coffee is cold or bitter. But if there is potential for a child to be scolded by boiling hot water, than I'm going to speak up.

Dad Locks Himself In Hot Car To Send Life-Or-Death Message

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 07.11.2014 | Parents

After seeing one alarming headline after another declaring that an infant or toddler had died after being left alone in a hot car, one North Carolina ...

Sunne's Gift's: 10 Reasons Why All Little Black Girls Should Rock Natural Hair

Ama Yawson | Posted 09.08.2014 | Black Voices
Ama Yawson

I have a four year-old and a one year-old and I can't imagine putting a relaxer in their hair because, like most kids their ages, they are busy-bodies. My mother relaxed my hair when I was four years old and my sister got her first relaxer when she was three. It really boggles my mind now.

I'm Glad My Son Ate Cat Poop

Dr. Jessica Michaelson | Posted 08.30.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jessica Michaelson

The remainder of the turd -- or the part that had drooled out of his mouth as he savored his current mouthful -- was next to him, and undeniably, it was poop.

Ignorance Kills One Million Pit Bulls per Year

Douglas Anthony Cooper | Posted 08.25.2014 | Green
Douglas Anthony Cooper

I was a bigot. Hence, I can sympathize with all those who still are. I was terrified of pit bulls. I knew very little about them, but what I'd heard in the media sure sounded terrifying. But it turns out it's utter garbage. All of it. Even the term "pit bull" is junk zoology.

My Son Almost Drowned And I Didn't Know It

Lindsay Kujawa | Posted 08.16.2014 | Parents
Lindsay Kujawa

I am forever changed since this happened. I will not let this define me, but you can guarantee that I will be doing things much differently from here on out.

The Day She Let Her Son Wait in the Car

Lenore Skenazy | Posted 08.09.2014 | Parents
Lenore Skenazy

If we judge parents for putting their kids at very low risk, we could jail them for serving solid food (the child could choke!) letting them walk down stairs (the child could fall!) or permitting them to join a sport (concussions!).

7 Ways to Keep Your Kids Safe on the Beach This Summer

Patrick Quinn | Posted 07.30.2014 | Parents
Patrick Quinn

When you go to the beach (or anywhere) with your kids, YOU are the first and most important line of defense when it comes to their safety. Gone are the days when the beach meant that you can sit in a chair and read a book, or take a nice nap in the sun. You now have to be constantly on guard.

Why Do Helicopter Parents Loosen Up at Campgrounds?

Lenore Skenazy | Posted 07.27.2014 | Parents
Lenore Skenazy

Most of us remember playing outside till the streetlights came on, but our kids can't because of any of the following fears: crime, creeps, traffic, tennis lessons, homework... or all of the above. Except at RV campgrounds.

Summertime = Pause + Play

Rosalinda Mercado-Garza | Posted 07.22.2014 | Parents
Rosalinda Mercado-Garza

We ask our children to press "play" when we need to prepare for the pool (e.g.,generously applying sunblock, consistently fastening a lifejacket, patiently walking towards the pool, etc.) and to press "pause" when they potentially may get too excited.

Putting Too Much Nighttime Baby Monitoring to Rest

Nitzia Logothetis | Posted 07.20.2014 | Parents
Nitzia Logothetis

my years as a parent have also made me realize that there are so many things we can't control. Quantities of information aren't satisfying because they're never enough, and information by itself can't give you peace of mind.

How to keep your Kids safe Online

Robert Siciliano | Posted 06.28.2014 | Parents
Robert Siciliano

Every parent should know all the ways they can keep their kids safe in the online world. In McAfee’s 2013 study, Digital Deception: Ex...

Too Much Supervision Is Hurting Our Kids

Today's Mama | Posted 06.02.2014 | Parents
Today's Mama

Don't you remember how you used to disappear with your friends for hours at a time? Exploring, building, hiding, playing, making up songs and dances, fighting, tossing a ball, always playing in the street, coming up with strict hierarchical kid societies, disappearing into nature?

5 Things Tomorrow's Parents Will Do Differently

Hilary Wilce | Posted 06.01.2014 | Parents
Hilary Wilce

We'll remember that bringing up children is something that generations of adults have done before us without too much fuss or bother and we'll rediscover that kids, when left alone, have amazing abilities to learn and grow.

Kidnapping's 3 Stages: Lure, Induction, Captivity

Robert Siciliano | Posted 05.25.2014 | Crime
Robert Siciliano

As a security and safety expert, I often lecture about all the facets of a kidnapping. There are three basic stages or phases of the kidnapping experi...

We Are for the Child and the Social Worker

Michael Piraino | Posted 05.11.2014 | Impact
Michael Piraino

March is National Social Work Month. It's a good time to honor this profession that takes on such an important and difficult task.

So You're Ready for a Baby... Is Your Apartment?

Laura McHolm | Posted 05.07.2014 | Parents
Laura McHolm

Here's a checklist for all you parents, grandparents, godparents, aunts, uncles and friends who have little ones moving about your home.

5 Tips to Keep Children Safe From Predators

Mommy Nearest | Posted 04.29.2014 | Parents
Mommy Nearest

Not every child abduction can be prevented. There are, however, ways to help keep your child safer. Here are five tips to ensure safer practices with your children.

Amber Alert GPS: Say Hello to Smart Affordable Child Locators

Robert Siciliano | Posted 04.13.2014 | Technology
Robert Siciliano

The AmberAlert GPS, is "The Intelligent Way to Keep Families Connected and Safe", today unveiled an infographic that explains how Smart Locators mak...