Safety

6 Simple Home Practices to Keep Curious Kids Safe from the Medicines You Use Every Day

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Remember Mr. Yuk? Created in the 1970s, the iconic day-glo green sticker with the yucky face was supposed to teach children which household products were poisonous. While the Mr. Yuk campaign focused on household products, today, according to a 2011 article in Pediatrics, the main culprit in pediatric poisonings is medications—both prescription and over-the-counter varieties.

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Fortunately, This Is Just a Drill: An Emergency Preparedness Primer for Families

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Of course, we all know we should prepare for emergencies. Tornadoes, snowstorms, floods: These could leave any us without electricity or water or communications for days. And yet, if you’re like many of us, preparing for the unexpected may be one of those things on your to-do list…that somehow never quite gets done. You can

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Penguin Power: When Walking on Ice, Take a Tip From an Arctic Expert

When the temperatures drop, do the penguin walk. Photo by photorom.

Well before the first snow storms hit, freezing temperatures can turn parking lots, sidewalks, and streets into winter versions of a Slip ‘n Slide®. While icy slips and falls have provided plenty of fodder for America’s Funniest Home Videos, we want our families (and all families) to stay upright and safe, whether they’re coming in for

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Fear Not: Teaching Safety with Positivity

How do you raise a safety-minded child?  Make safety fun (not scary), and gradually empower her to make smart choices herself.

Safety is one of the most important things we can teach children. Teaching it positively makes all the difference. This summer, we launched new thematic units for preschool and prekindergarten, including “Staying Safe.” Safety lessons are essential—and how we teach them is just as important. Rather than telling children what not to do, we teach

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