Vancouver police were able to respond promptly when they saw a suspicious looking man with a young girl. They also ask parents to constantly keep an eye on their kids and to be wary of these kinds of danger. While not all suspicious looking adults are really dangerous, public caution is still a must. Emily Gillespie tells us the full bit.
Archive for May 2013
Nannies are in higher demand than you might think and are really enjoying their positions. It is a win-win situation in most cases, as the parents get some alone time, and can leave their kids with someone they trust implicitly. The girl employed as a nanny often receives room and board and it is a learning experience as well. To read more on the subject read Rachel Kenley Fry’s article for HJnews.com.
If we’ve learned anything over the recent years, it’s that no place is 100% safe, especially for our kids. The best we can do is to make sure we’re doing all that we can to protect our children. Learn more about safety guidelines in the playground shared by the Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
AAA of Oregon made a sizeable donation to help facilitate the child safety program that teaches young kids about traffic safety. The organization gave donated cars to help make the program possible in a fun environment for the children. If you live in the area, see how you can register your kids in the program. Scott Reynolds tells us the whole story.
This month is national foster care month and there is so much that can be done to help the parentless children of the world. Not only can you make a difference in a young child’s life, but you can also feel good about yourself, and your own family, while you are doing it. This is a chance of a lifetime for not only the child you could be fostering but your family as well. For more on the topic read Dave Bakker’s article for the Chicago Tribune.
For this cycle of KidSafe we discussed drinking and teens. We then discussed the tragic consequences of the Boston Marathon bombing. Join us with your concerns and prayers.
- MADD is pleading with parents to realize that not all drinking deaths among teens are traffic related. For the statistics they have complied read Larry Copelands article for USA Today.
- A bomb threat at a middle school in Marlboro county has been proven to be a hoax. For more information read this article.
- Read one Americans’ thoughts on the Boston Marathon bombing here.
- Keeping kids safe is hard enough; now it seems that technology is working against us in the form of ipods, computers, tablets, and everything else that can grant instant access to the Internet and the rest of the world. For more information read Carly O’Keefes article for KFVS12.
- Are our schools truly safe for our children? Read News24′s report on the subject to find out for sure.
- Finally, we discussed the fear that has entered the minds and hearts of the parents of America at the news that another child has lost their life at the hands of senseless violence. Join us with your concerns and prayers for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.
Three days after the Boston Marathon bombing, Americans’ hearts are heavy with the realization that our children are once again not safe in the bosom of the country we love. The fact that a small eight year old boy could die just because he wanted to hug his daddy at the finish line of a fun event, is beyond belief for many of us. Anne Taylor Fleming’s article for the Huffington Post entitled, “With the Boston Bombing, Fear Returns,” sums up the thoughts in the minds of Americans everywhere. How can we protect our children from the harsh reality that tragedy can strike anywhere, anytime, even at a public event?
Following 9/11 we became vigilant, following the Newtown tragedy we became even more vigilant, what now? What else can be done to insure the safety of the children we love at school? At a baseball game? Even at home? We can’t keep them with us all of the time; they have to learn, explore, and grow. We are told by experts to reassure them that everything will be alright. The question is how, when their friends have been blown up on the streets and the news is full of tragedy that involves young lives? Trusting in God seems to be the only recourse available to parents at the moment as with heavy hearts we try to rebuild our lives, and the lives of our children, after yet another tragic event has struck the land we call home.
How safe are our kids in the schools that are supposed to protect them as they learn? This is a question that is coming up more and more and statistics show that they aren’t as safe as we would want them to be. Violence in our schools is getting worse according to surveys. News24 reports on the situation in America’s schools. What can be done about it? Give us your thoughts on the subject.
Protecting our children is hard enough but technology seems intent on making it harder. Recent studies are showing that there are nearly half a billion web-capable devices in United States households. That is a whole lot of technology that we as parents have to make sure our children are responsible for and safe from. For more information on the topic read Carly O’Keefe’s article for KFVS12.
The Boston Marathon bombing has once again brought fear full force back into the lives of Americans. The land of the free is once again under attack and our first concern is the children of this great country. Once again we have to see the tears of our President as he mourns the lives of the truly innocent among us. For one mother’s look at the results of the bombing read Anne Taylor Flemings article for the Huffington Post.