Many parents are skeptical of child IDs for a few simple, totally sensible reasons. First and foremost, giving away personal information is always a sensitive process. It’s even more sensitive when it has to do with kids. But there’s no need for alarm.
Like most parents, my wife and I are acutely aware that stains require a good wash with a good detergent, yet I’ve always been skeptical of using laundry pods as our cleaning product of choice — if only because it feels like enabling a sketchy product with a shady history.
As sports go, it’s no secret that football is the most physical of the bunch. And that’s been a source of frustration for parents who believe the game has become too violent for their children. For good reason.
You read that right. Walking like a penguin can help you avoid a broken leg, sprained ankle, or just a lot of pain from a slip and fall as the polar vortex returns and puts us back in a deep freeze. In winter, as the roads, driveways, and sidewalks slick up with ice and slush, […]
Do you remember getting strep throat when you were a kid? Getting sick is never fun (except for maybe getting to miss school!) Even though getting sick is inevitable, as parents we want to do all we can to minimize the risk of our kids coming down with any illness. That’s why this new research […]
Presents are great, and can really make a young child’s holiday season all the more special. Of course, family, friends, and good health are great ways to commemorate the holidays, too. Health, in particular, is important because there are some gifts that are not safe for kids, and those gifts can put your child’s health […]
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays – the food, family, and fun is all I need to get me through the next month until the December holidays! As much as I love Thanksgiving, you know I couldn’t let an opportunity to share some Thanksgiving-themed safety tips to help ensure that you and your family […]
Whether you’re heading out right after Thanksgiving dinner, or waiting until Friday morning to enjoy the great shopping tradition, I wanted to provide you and your family with some safety suggestions to protect kids in the hectic, sometimes dangerous, environments of malls and major department stores on Black Friday. These five mall safety tips for […]
The “selfie” has gained fame over the years as almost all our electronic devices come with front-facing cameras so that we can easily and quickly snap a photo of our faces. There’re plenty of variations on the selfie theme ranging from location, camera angle, to face-making. I’m sure there are myriad other ways to take […]
Do you know the law when it comes to keeping your child (up to age 12 in Illinois) safe and properly restrained while riding in a car? The CyberDrive Illinois site has this helpful breakdown of child safety seat laws in Illinois and how they may apply to your family. The relevant law is the Illinois Child Passenger Protection […]