A parent can never protect his/her child enough. While this is true, most parents would still try to push their efforts and give their kids the closest that they could to ensure a safe place for them. Childproofing wonders and some news from the young people’s get-go are this week’s highlights:
- The health and safety of our kids are two continuing battles that we all fight for in such a hostile environment. The Maryland Health Department cites a proposed banning of standard bumper pads (in cribs) as these have been found to be causes of suffocation, leading to child and infant deaths. Andrea K. Walker’s full cover story can be read here.
- If there is another group of people who are responsible for (and concerned about) your children’s well-being, it’s the health care community. Recent incidents of children swallowing laundry tablets have caused doctors to urge parents and manufacturers to childproof such household products. Read more of the report in Caroline White’s story.
- Home hazards can be in various forms – from the smallest to the largest of things. Common items that catch children’s attention are phones and TV remote controls. Find out what you can do to childproof these and protect your kids from possible injury.
- The home office is one of the places you don’t want your kids in. The sad fact is that you can’t really control them as much as you’d like. Nevertheless, you can protect them by childproofing your office. Rob Maxwell shares some tips in accomplishing this.
- Accidents are accidents – there isn’t much you can do. Or is there? Take a look at the recent cluster of incidents that is taking over Houston, TX, and what you can do to prevent your kids from having to experience the same.
- There are different kinds of parents these days. One which seems to be at the top of the list is the kind that works all day. Most times, these people still have work to do when they get home – at night and even during weekends. The home office becomes their second favorite room in the house, by default. This week we talk about how we can provide protection and safety for our kids when keeping an eye on them during the hours spent at the home office. Read more on “Make the Workplace Work for You and Your Kids.”