Archive for the 'Child Safety' Category

Jul 01 2014

The Sleepover Dilemma

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(This one’s a little long, but totally worth it!) Sleepovers?!? Personally, I’m not a huge fan of them, mainly because in my experience, no one ever gets much sleep! The day after a sleepover is very often a cranky disaster, but that’s another story. At some point every parent asks the same question… should we […]

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Jun 12 2014

A Child’s Exit Strategy

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TIP OF THE DAY! Set up a little “family code” between you and your child if they need to call you to pick them up early from a sleepover or playdate in case they’re getting an Uh-Oh Feeling (or for any reason). Something like “My throat hurts”, “I have an earache”, “I miss my dog!” […]

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Mar 03 2014

Thwarting A Would-Be Kidnapper

A scary thing happened last week in Westchester, CA, a lovely residential suburb on the westside of Los Angeles.   The kind of place where you don’t expect bad things to happen, like the attempted abduction of a child… especially in broad daylight.  But that’s exactly what happened.  A brazen attempted kidnapping, in the middle of […]

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Nov 10 2013

Just Tell Me What To Say!

“I know I have to talk to my kids about being safe, but I don’t know how to get started. Just tell me what to say!” I hear this a lot from parents.  They know the old stranger-danger message isn’t the way to go anymore but they’re stuck with what they should be telling their […]

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Oct 30 2013

Safe-Smart Halloween Tips

Every year people ask me if Trick or Treating is still a safe tradition. My answer is YES. Enjoy the holiday with your kids, but of course, take a few precautions whether your kids are young and going out with you or if they are a little bit older and venturing out into the neighborhood […]

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Oct 22 2013

The Top 4 Talking Points For Parents & Kids!

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Here are the top 4 talking points to help you get the safety dialog going with your kids.   Try using the “scriped red lines” below if you need a little help.  For more conversation starters check out “Super Duper Safety School” — a children’s book for parents and kids.  Each page has a safety rule […]

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