Gun debate meets playdate. If you have concerns about the safety of a house where your kid is playing, read on for sage advice from emergency pediatric physician, Dr. Denise Dowd.
If there’s one thing parents can learn from the horrific cases of child molestation that have been in the news lately, it’s that teaching our children about body safety is more important than ever. But just how do we get the message across that “no one touches your privates” in a way that’s empowering — and not scary — to young children? Safety expert Pattie Fitzgerald tackles this very tough topic.
Our hearts go out to Leiby Kletzky’s family – we’ve been brought to tears repeatedly just thinking about them and this unbelievable tragedy. How can our families ever feel safe again in the wake of such a thing? How can we protect our children without engendering deep fear of the world? Or perhaps, is that kind of fear healthy? Pattie Fitzgerald, founder of Safely Ever After, helps us tiptoe toward the balance.
Who says summer fun needs to stop just because the sun goes down? Grab the bug spray and get ready to stay up late with these 10 simple and safe activities for enjoying summer nights with your kids, with special tips for helping children who are afraid of the dark.
Do your children know what to do if they become lost? Who should they turn to? As we head out to the crowded parades and amusement parks of Summer, renowned child safety expert, Pattie Fitzgerald, offers some savvy tips for playing it safe.