The Family Fire Drill

Every member of the family should play a part in developing a family escape plan and practicing fire drills. Everyone first must know what escape route to take out of the house as soon as a smoke alarm sounds. Determine who will take responsibility for little,...
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How to Hire a Babysitter

Sometimes it’s the parents’ turn to go out—once they’ve found a loving and reliable babysitter. Whether a teenager or a senior citizen, the sitter you choose must be able to respond to any emergency calmly and effectively. Before hiring...
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Child Safety Away From Home

In a crowd, if you don’t keep your hand clasped to your 2- or 3-year-old, you could easily lose your child. Just in case, take the precaution of dressing your little one in bright colors. Available today (but not foolproof) are electronic devices that help...
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Bicycle Safety for Children

© Anna Karwowska | Dreamstime.com Whether riding on the back of a parent’s bike or pedaling one of their own, most children love the experience of bicycle riding. And for some families, a bicycle may be the most practical mode of transportation. Be aware that in...
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