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Baje una tarjeta vigilante del agua y comparta responsablemente la supervición de los niños en y alrededor del agua.
As a new resident of California, one of my first duties was to get a driver's license. This required passing a written knowledge test, which I have not had to do for a very long time!
The good news is that I passed and now have a new permit. And the experience was positive in getting me to focus on the state's traffic safety laws and overall safe driving practices.
Even better news during the test preparation was seeing the attention that the California DMV pays to the issue of children being left alone in vehicles, particularly hot cars.
Today, as I write this, it is 93 degrees here in Washington, DC, and very warm in much of the rest of the country. This Friday, weather.com com says it’s going to be 95 in Kansas City, 98 in Little Rock and 92 in Houston.
We are all looking for ways to keep cool. And many of us are daydreaming about a cool swimming pool.
As the summer goes on, it’s important that we all remember to keep water safety top of mind.
Back to school time was one of my favorite times of the year as a kid. A new teacher, different classmates, a new desk, sometimes a new school. It was like a fresh start.
With all these changes, back to school can be a good time to remind your kids how to walk safely. Whether they’re walking to the bus stop, walking in the parking lot, or walking the entire way to school, all kids are a pedestrian at some point during the school day.
Here are smart tips on how to get children to and from school safely, whether they walk, ride the bus, carpool or bike.
We were in 7th grade when my friend Nicole experienced her first concussion. While playing soccer, another player accidentally kicked a ball at her head, but Nicole didn’t initially realize the severity of her injury and finished the game. When she awoke the next morning, however, her head was pounding and she felt so nauseous that her parents rushed her to the ER. The doctors told her she had suffered a “mild concussion.”
The USA excels as a world leader in so many ways—just look at how our athletes are doing in Rio De Janeiro. We know that we are not gold, silver or bronze at everything, but that makes us even more determined to do better.
One of the areas where we can perform better is protecting kids on the move, in cars and on the road. If you think we’re at the gold medal level, here’s a pop quiz: which country has performed better in improving its road crash death rate: Slovenia or the U.S.? How about Spain or our country?
I was prepared. Really, I was. I'd read the new parent booklet and leafed through the (very thick) folder of forms, instructions, and guidelines sent in advance to every new family at the school.
And I was following along at the new parent orientation. They lost me with the details about the two different uniforms (now, even a year later, I can't remember if white socks are a fall/spring thing or a winter thing.)
But I admit, when they hauled out the 5’x7’diagram about carpool traffic flows, my hands started to sweat.
Child Passenger Safety Week is September 18-24, but at Safe Kids we’re celebrating all month long.
It’s so important to make sure your child is riding as safely as possible in the car that we’re hosting more than 500 community car seat safety checkup events throughout the month of September. Find an event in your area by clicking here: Events are updated weekly.