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Heatstroke is the number one cause of non-crash vehicle-related deaths for children ages 14 and under.
Just this year 39 children have died in cars due to a heatstroke making it 700 deaths since 1998. To prevent these deaths, Safe Kids Worldwide encourages all citizens to take action and call 911 if they ever see a child alone in a car. Citizens who take action play an active role in protecting children. Together we can make a difference.
Learn how to recognize threats to your child's safety around the home! Keep your laundry pacs always from children at all times. Ensure that they're kept high up. Keep them tightly sealed. Keep them safe. (From our friends at Tide)
For child safety advocates, stories are the music in our efforts. Joyous music is the best but for Samantha, a six-year-old girl from Henrico, Va., it didn’t always look like it was going to be a happy song.
Washington, D.C. – Boy George, Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, and lead vocalist for the pop band Culture Club, will compete to raise money and awareness for Safe Kids Worldwide on “The New Celebrity Apprentice.” The show will premiere January 2 at 8 p.m. EST on NBC and ends with the finale on February 13.
During the Safe Roads | Safe Kids Global Road Safety Summit in Washington, D.C., you can join in to raise awareness about the epidemic of road traffic collisions and the impact it has on children. Summit participants will be taking and posting “safies” on social media, holding up messages about what they are committing to do to protect kids on the move.
Anyone with little loved ones in our lives has faced the task of finding that perfect gift. I used to feel sorry for those people running around the toy store and comparing one train set to another. Now that I have two nephews and a niece, all under age 6, I’m one of those people too. It’s become an interesting challenge to find the toy that will appeal to each one individually and that will also make each one feel special when they open it.
California, make it one of your resolutions on January 1 to follow the new law that requires kids up to age 2 to sit in a rear-facing child restraint system. The new law mirrors new guidelines from the American Academy for Pediatrics, based on the fact that a child’s head is heavier through age two and needs the extra support a rear-facing seat provides in the event of a crash. There’s an exception that says it’s OK to turn a child around if they weigh more than 40 pounds or are taller than 40 inches.
My 6-year-old son, Winston, has become a real estate tycoon.
I only realized the extent of Winston's strategic understanding of things like mortgages, cash flow and negotiation when he started playing a game of Monopoly over the Thanksgiving holiday with his Aunt Sarah.
I still consider myself a Monopoly novice but thankfully my husband, David, is more experienced, and apparently, he’s taught Winston well.
“My dad always buys the properties near the start – the cheap ones," Winston announced when Aunt Sarah even considered wasting her money on Pacific Avenue.
Did you catch The New Celebrity Apprentice last night? The second episode was filled with plenty of passion and tenacity, as celebrities from both teams fought hard for their charities. We were so excited that Boy George, our hero and ambassador, advanced through two hotly contested tasks.