Learning to drive is an exciting time for a teenager, and a stressful one for any and all parents. A driver’s license brings freedom and a new level of independence, but it can also bring serious risks.
Do you have a new driver in the family? It marks a time of new independence and new worries for parents.
There is sound reason for concern: Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death of teens, ahead of all other types of injury, violence or disease. In fact, every day, six teens are killed in a car crash.
Celebrities, parents and hundreds of kids celebrated Safe Kids Day, presented by Nationwide, at Smashbox Studios in Culver City, CA on April 24th. This was just one of 224 Safe Kids Day events taking place across the United States this spring to raise awareness and funds for the programs of Safe Kids Worldwide.
Every nine minutes a child is seen in an emergency room for medicine poisoning. And in almost half of those visits (48 percent), a child got into a grandparent’s medicine. Not that parents are off the hook — 38 percent of the visits were due to a child getting into a parent’s medicine. But let’s look at why this message is important for grandparents.