How to Prevent Home Accidents
Whether you live in a house, apartment or condo, the potential for household injuries lurk around every corner. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that more than 11,000 people die at home every year from unintentional injuries resulting from falls, fires, drownings, or poisonings. By safeguarding your home, you can help prevent household accidents.
Reduce potential fire damage.
Minimize chances of drowning accidents.
Minimize potential poisonings.
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Bullying and Your Child
Teasing, some fighting and falling out is a normal part of school-age relationships, but a bully-victim relationship is different.
Bullies and bullied are both victims.
A bully may:
A victim of bullying may:
If you think your child may be a bully
If you think your child may be a victim of bullying
What forms does bullying take?
Most bullying takes place in or near schools. If the bullying is serious, you may need to report it to the school. Most schools have a bullying policy and should take clear steps to do something about your complaint.
If you’re not satisfied, go to the school governors or to your local education authority. If the bullying is very serious, some parents opt to move their child to a different school for a fresh start, or decide to educate at home.
Even children in this younger age group may use text messages or the web—so be aware if your child has a mobile phone or uses the internet, that these forms of communication can extend bullying into the home or non-school time.
Originally published on http://www.bbc.co.uk/parenting/your_kids/primary_bullying.shtml
A Home Safety Reevaluation
Judy Lyden, Scripps Howard News Service
My grandson William is eight months old and standing on his own. Children are curious and will use all their senses to absorb information. William eats anything. The 24-pound tremendosaurus makes his way to his mother’s lap and opens his mouth for shoveling. If he could, he’d say, “Faster, Mom.”
William would pull a tablecloth to fetch a cookie, climb into the refrigerator to peruse goodies and into closets to forage. Funny? It could be, or it could turn tragic. Young children don’t understand, and many new parents are not watchful enough.
I’ve known children who drank liquid drain-clog opener and last night’s vodka punch and others who ate Mom’s deodorant. These are poisons for young children. It only takes a few seconds.
Periodic safety reevaluations of all homes are advisable. Re-evaluating your home is easy when you check the council’s Web site at http://www.homesafetycouncil.org
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