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Wreck the Halls

Boughs of holly and other perils of the holiday season   Sure, you've got the gates in place, the latches on, and you know all about stove safety. But the holidays are like the American Ninja Warrior of child...

5 Tips for a Safe Halloween

Don't use a real knife for carving pumpkins. Get a kit - it's safer. And even with a kit, don't let kids under age 14 carve the pumpkin. Instead, let your child draw the design with a marker, and you carve. ...

is there a gun in the house

is there a gun in the house? Firearms are all around us. Be safe.   It can be feel like an awkward and uncomfortable question. I mean, you're just getting to know a new mom, and your kids get along great, an...

Fire Safety Tips for Your Home and Family

In commemoration of the great Chicago fire 145 years ago—yes, that one, attributed to Mrs. O’Leary and her cow—we have National Prevention Week every October. Fires are terrifying but often preventable. To help...

Top 10 Tips for a Safe Halloween

From avoiding sugar comas to decorating pumpkins without injury, we have your Top 10 tips for a safe Halloween with the kids!Don’t use a real knife for carving pumpkins.  Get a kit—it’s safer. And even wit...

Top 10 Firework Safety Tips

  Did you know the largest age group to suffer injuries from fireworks is children ages 0-4? the second largest is children aged 5-14 years!  Follow these safety tips when using fireworks:  Never allow y...

Managing Halloween Candy

Ideas on turning candy into coupons, longer tooth brushing and sending our troops a little treat too! Here are some handy tips for managing candy after Halloween and ending the bad dreams. A little extra toot...

Social Media: Where Are The Kids Going?

It’s a fast-paced, tech-crazed teen world. #stayinformed.With three-quarters of 13 – 17-year-olds now owning Smartphones or tablets, U.S. parents’ cyber responsibilities go way beyond befriending their kids...