child safety

7 Summer Safety Rules You’ve Forgotten Since Last Year

By Erin Oltmanns

This is a sponsored post by Nationwide. All opinions are my own. Every hour, nearly 50 children will visit the ER with an injury related to bikes, scooter, skates, or skateboards. 11% of those are for serious head injuries. And if you're thinking that those stats don't apply to you and yours b... Read More

5 Signs Your Child Has Anxiety (That You’re Probably Ignoring)

By YourTango

This article originally appeared on YourTango. By Natasha Daniels Don't miss these signs. Parents would know if their child is anxious, right? You'd probably see obvious signs, right? Your child would express all their fear and worries. They would be afraid all the time. Yo... Read More

Toddler Leash

By Shannon Breuner Nelson

See this kid?   He looks like he's just kicking it with his juice box. He's not. He's hydrating while planning his escape. In a blink of an eye, he's going to chuck that juice box and bob, weave and roll out of that room into a crowd of people or just straight into traffic. He might t... Read More

11 Summer Safety Tips for Kids

By Amy Allen Johnson

Day Two of our official summer and I'm already a wreck when I watch the news.  Who needs a refresher on Summer Safety Tips for kids?  Me! When the headlines are filled with stories of drowning babies, lost scouts and runover toddlers, I cry in an instant. Here's my call to us all to be a lit... Read More

Books for Coping with Stranger Danger

By Shannon Breuner Nelson

It's at the top of the news hour almost every night.  Abductions, attempted abductions, child predators, missing children.  It's nonstop, and it's scary.  It's important to talk with your child about strangers and what your expectations and rules are regarding people that you don't know, but how ... Read More

The Safe Side

By Shannon Breuner Nelson

When my "spirited" little three year old thought it would be HILARIOUS to try and hide from me in Target a few months back, I decided it was time to put a little awareness in her heart. I didn't want to scare the pants off of the kid, but it was definitely time to introduce the idea of stranger d... Read More

Is Your Kid in the Right Car Seat?

By Carina

I just read a study this morning from the University of Michigan that shows that too many of us aren't aware, or aren't interested, in the new car seat recommendations: Too many kids graduate early to inappropriate car seats. “We found that few children remain rear-facing after age 1, fewer t... Read More

Cell Phone Number Bracelet

By Shannon Breuner Nelson

She's getting a little better with age, but one of my daughter's favorite things to do is to run errands with me and wait until we're in a humungous, crowded store and break out into a wild sprint.  Always down an aisle where I can't see her.  Scares the living daylights out of me.  She also seem... Read More