safety

  1. Family Fun

    Keep your kids safe around fireworks, sparklers and fires

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    With July 4th coming, safety should be a top consideration for parents everywhere. Fireworks, sparklers and barbecues can pose big...
  2. K-12

    Daredevil kid? How to keep your adrenaline-seeking child safe

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    You’ve got one of those kids who just loves adrenaline and to push his or herself beyond the comfort zone. Most of the time...
  3. Home

    Swimming pool safety tips for summer fun

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    If you have a pool in the backyard and little ones in the house, you may find yourself worried about opening the pool each summer....
  4. Tips & Advice

    Monday Mom challenge: Take a risk

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    Were you, in your youth, a risk-taker? Before you became a mom, did steep hills on your mountain bike not faze you in the least? Did...
  5. K-12

    Why is one child a risk taker and the other a couch potato?

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    Every day mothers across the country and across the world marvel: How can two children from the same home be so different?! Same...
  6. Family Fun

    Your baby's first outdoor experiences

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    Spring is here, summer will follow soon enough and you're eager to burst the bonds of winter and explore nature with your new baby....
  7. Toys and Play

    How to keep your kids safe on the playground

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    The weather outside is begging for kids to head to the playground, but is it safe? Luckily, covering them in bubble wrap isn't your...
  8. Well-being

    Protect yourself: 10 Tips to avoid dating abuse

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    Did you know that 30 percent of women murdered in the US are killed by their boyfriends, husbands, or exes? Or that 20 to 25 percent...
  9. Home

    Safeguarding your home before you leave for vacation

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    After returning home from a fabulous vacation, the last thing you’ll want to experience is the aftermath of a break-in that occurred...
  10. Baby

    SIDS deaths peak on New Year’s Day

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    Researchers have discovered that Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) deaths increase 33% on New Year’s Day. Find out the cause of...
  11. Home

    Home safety tips for the holiday season

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    Great food, drinks and hanging mistletoe are key elements of entertaining -- indulgence allowed -- but safety is too often...
  12. Well-being

    Cyber-stalking: Self-defense tips to avoid cyber-bullying by your ex

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    Break-ups are hard enough to handle, but add the technology component, and that gives a jilted ex just the tools he needs to take...
  13. Living

    How to puppy-proof your home

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    Although most pet owners would agree that welcoming a new puppy or dog into their home was an exciting milestone, very few would be...
  14. Children's Health

    Sledding is a hazardous sport for kids

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    Sledding is a popular winter pastime, but it leads to a trip to the emergency room for more than 20,000 kids each year, according to...
  15. Parenting

    The First Years American Red Cross Cabinet Swing Locks recalled

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    Learning Curve Brands has issued a voluntary recall of 41,300 units of The First Years American Red Cross Cabinet Swing Locks. Keep...
  16. K-12

    The problem with helicopter parenting

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    Helicopter parenting is quite common in our society these days. It goes by many names -- overparenting, death grip parenting,...
  17. Living

    Home safety for the holidays

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    As enjoyable and celebratory as the holiday season can be, it is important to remember that it can also be a dangerous time for your...
  18. Parenting

    Quiz: Are You a Helicopter Parent?

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    Do you hover over your children like a Boeing CH-47? Do you finish their puzzles and do their homework? Do you bubble wrap your...
  19. Tips & Advice

    Are you sending mixed messages about alcohol?

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    Not one parent among us is perfect. We all have quirks and downfalls -- and areas in which we are tying to communicate expected...
  20. Tips & Advice

    Getting help with alcohol issues

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    You can do it, all right. You can lead by example, have a healthy relationship with alcohol, be firm about boundaries and safety,...