Category: child safety

Neighborhood Safety Tips for Parents

Neighborhood Safety Tips for Parents

[ 0 ] April 9, 2014 |

Smart advice and a useful reminder from my sons’ PTO this week: With warm weather arriving, here are steps you can take to help keep your family and your neighborhood safe. Know where your children are. Have your children tell you or ask permission before leaving the house and give them a time to check […]

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Family Matters: Make it a safe Halloween!

Family Matters: Make it a safe Halloween!

[ 0 ] October 29, 2013 |

As we prepare our kiddos for a fun day or evening of trick-or-treating, let’s also help make it safe for them. The American Red Cross offers us some common sense safety tips worth repeating (and if you’re looking for family-friendly Halloween activities in the area this weekend and even on Halloween Day, take a look right here).

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How to Choose a Day-Care Center for Your Child

How to Choose a Day-Care Center for Your Child

[ 0 ] August 16, 2013 |

Choosing the right child care for our kids can be daunting. We want the best for our child but how do we find that perfect place with quality care, compatible schedule, space availability and a price we can afford? Reader Cecilia Pirotto shares wisdom garnered from her personal search for the “best” daycare for her […]

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Winter Storm Survival Kit

Winter Storm Survival Kit

[ 0 ] February 7, 2013 |

Check the weather and sign up school closing notifications, inventory what you already own then fill up the car with gas and make a trip to the library and grocery store to stock up on family essentials. Be prepared to spend some time indoors and outdoors the next few days—playing and digging out. During storms, when travel is tough, we often depend more on our neighbors. Pitch in when possible: Shovel out elderly/new parents, share food, and set up kid swaps.

Let’s make a kit

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Family Matters: Brush up on Water Safety Rules!

Family Matters: Brush up on Water Safety Rules!

[ 0 ] June 25, 2012 |

Many of us will be participating in water-related activities this summer. Now is a good time to review water safety rules with your spouse, caregiver, and children. Follow these safety tips from the Red Cross whenever you are in, on or around water.

Make Water Safety Your Priority

– Swim in designated areas supervised by lifeguards.
– Always swim with a buddy; do not allow anyone to swim alone. Even at a public pool or a lifeguarded beach, use the buddy system!

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Family Matters: Make it a safe Halloween!

Family Matters: Make it a safe Halloween!

[ 0 ] October 28, 2011 |

As we prepare our kiddos for a fun day or evening of trick-or-treating, let’s also help make it safe for them. The American Red Cross offers us some common sense safety tips worth repeating: • Walk, slither, and sneak on sidewalks, not in the street. • Look both ways before crossing the street to check […]

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National Safe Schools Week (NSSW): October 16-22, 2011

National Safe Schools Week (NSSW): October 16-22, 2011

[ 0 ] October 12, 2011 |

According to the Centers for Disease Control, over 1 million students across America take a weapon to school each month, and over 1.3 million students are injured or threatened with a weapon each year. National Safe Schools Week provides an opportunity to empower students to keep their schools safe by encouraging them to speak up […]

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This Digital Life: Raising smart online citizens

This Digital Life: Raising smart online citizens

[ 0 ] October 4, 2011 |

Thanks Jill Davidson for continuing our conversation of raising kids in a digital world and reminding us that as parents, mentors and educators we should be mindful of how we use technology and how we share it with our children. We live in an exciting world where technology entertains, educates, and connects us but with any tool, there are rules to follow and safety concerns along with it’s creative potential. – Anisa
Her education column in October’s East Side Monthly focuses not on school but on learning as it happens throughout our lives—in this case, learning as a family about ways to live safely and confidently in the digital world.
Read This Digital Life: October 2011’s East Side Monthly Column

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Let’s be prepared, not scared: Getting your children ready for severe weather

Let’s be prepared, not scared: Getting your children ready for severe weather

[ 2 ] August 26, 2011 |

With ominous reports of category-something hurricanes, it’s easy to get caught-up in a bit of the (dare I say) “fun panic” usually associated with stock-piling bread, eggs and milk during winter storm warnings. However, as I’ve been telling my boys: let’s be prepared and not scared. Provided below are some tips to keep your family calm before (and hopefully during) a storm.

Unplug and batten down…

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Red Cross Water Safety Rules

Red Cross Water Safety Rules

[ 5 ] July 1, 2010 |

It’s summer time and many of us will be spending time at the beach or a pool to beat the heat. Here is a reminder of how we all can stay this summer with a list of tips from the Red Cross. Make Water Safety Your Priority • Swim in designated areas supervised by lifeguards. […]

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