Child safety encompasses different kinds of affirmative action. This week, we focus on the importance of the prevention of accidents and other forms of harm through awareness and parent teaching. Here are our top stories for you this week:
- The Santa Cruz CHP is hosting a free public event for all interested parents in line with the need for increased education on child safety seats. Take a look at public invitation – this coming September 19 – here.
- In today’s world, it has become very easy to get distracted – at work, with chores, and whatever it is that takes hold of your attention and time. This is something that parents should never succumb to, especially when it comes to child safety. Read more of Marianne Frederick’s take on distracted living.
- Product recalls are something that parents try their best to always be updated with. Here is an example of a recent product recall that has put lots of children at risk.
- It’s Child Passenger Safety Week. Check out what the Buchanan County Sheriff and his law enforcers are planning to promote child seat safety awareness.
- When parents go to the local library, for business or for studies, they bring their children with them on a number of occasions. There are no day care centers there, but libraries do put child safety among their considerations. In fact, Hickory libraries have released a new set of guidelines to make sure kids are safe within their premises.
- It is never easy to be a parent, let alone be good at it. This week, we talk about the numerous stresses and distractions that surround not only the children, but the parents as well. Read more of this on our featured commentary, “Un-distracting: An Essential Parenting Skill.”