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SAFETY in the HOME – KIDS and STRANGER DANGER

Many years ago when I was growing up, safety in the home was entirely different than it is today.   We felt perfectly safe, almost never locked our doors, and  parents rarely if ever thought about their kids and stranger danger.

I remember as a teen, I went to a club meeting once a week and walked quite a long distance to get home…in the dark.  My mother would meet me at the half way point to keep me company the rest of the way home.

Now with so much violence and crime shown repeatedly and graphically on TV and in print,  it’s horrible.  Safety measures must be taught to kids for their protection against abuse, violence, abduction and stranger danger.

Parents, here’s a list of quite a few measures you can teach your kids to prevent stranger danger:

  • First, it’s important to teach them stranger safety rather than stranger danger because it will help keep them from feeling anxious.
  • It’s necessary for kids to realize that strangers don’t look like the bad guys on TV – they look like ordinary people.
  • When coming home to an empty house after school, first thing to do is lock all the doors.
  • Tell them to never open the door to a stranger.
  • Teach your child how to dial “911” –  it could save a life.
  • When alone at home and answering the phone, never say “My parents aren’t home.”  Instead have them say, “My parents can’t come to the phone right now.”  Then have them get the caller’s name and phone number.
  • As a family make up a secret code word meaningful to your family in case a friend has to pick the child up in an emergency situation.
  • Tell them if someone wants them to go with them in a car, even if they tell your child it’s a family emergency, have your child ask them for the code word.  Even if it’s a family friend, they’re not to go with them without the code.
  • Have the kids tell the stranger he/she has to ask their parents first before doing what the stranger wants.  Then have them get away quickly and tell you
  • Do not go near a car when a stranger calls for help, or wants to give them something like candy, or show them something like a puppy.  Keep walking and tell an adult.
  • Teach them to learn the license plate number and tell you immediately.  Always take such reports from your kids seriously, and report them to the police.
  • If on foot, have your child run, yell and find an adult he/she can trust.
  • It’s safer to stay in a group rather than walk alone.
  • Teach your child that if he/she feels scared or uncomfortable, follow their gut feelings, say NO and get away.  Tell an adult ASAP.
  • Have them be aware if a stranger asks for help or wants them to keep a secret.
  • For your child’s safety, install parental controls on your computers to protect them from dangerous predators.
  • Warn children about the dangers of becoming friends with unknown strangers on the internet.

With all the news reports of graphic crime and home invasions that we hear of and see today, safety in the home is of prime importance and we must make our kids knowledgeable about stranger danger to keep them as safe as possible.  Awareness is the first defense for their protection.

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There are many areas of our well being that can be made better by  just making a small change here and there.  I decided to reach out to people interested in improving their family’s general health by offering some simple, helpful tips and  intend to cover a wide variety of areas in children’s health.

I hope you find the tips useful and as a result, help improve the health of your family and our planet.  Being involved in the health and wellness field over the past 28 years, I work to make a positive impact on the lives of my clients and their families in the area of wellness.  It is my goal to help make a difference for anyone who desires improved health.

Sincerely,
Sarah

To contact me:

877-280-4188

SAFETY AT HOME – ARE YOUR KIDS REALLY SAFE?

Do you ever wonder if your kids are really safe at home…is there more that you can do to protect them?

In my previous Safety at Home posts, I have listed many potential dangers that you as parents can remove from your home to prevent accidents before they happen.

This post will deal with a variety of additional possible dangers to the health and safety of your kids…read below to more fully to discover kids safety tips you may not have thought of.

  • If you have a fireplace, space heater, etc. put barriers around it to prevent your kids from being burned.
  • Have syrup of Ipecac handy for accidental poisonings, but be sure to call your physician or poison control center before using it.
  • Be sure that plastic bags, broken toy pieces, screws and other potential choking hazards are thrown away or put in an area children can’t get to.
  • Have all indoor and outdoor stairways and entrances well lit and not obstructed.
  • Be sure all bathrooms and bedrooms can be unlocked from the outside.
  • Keep matches and lighters away from children’s reach.
  • Keep at least two exits clear in case of fire or other emergency.
  • Check all electrical cords for cracks and fraying.

Be sure that all outlets and extension cords are not overloaded.

  • It is best not to use space heaters.  If they are used, make sure they are in safe condition.  Never plug them into an extension cord.  Do not place them near drapes or furnishings.
  • Do not use the stove/oven as a heater.
  • Wallpaper and paint should not be chipping or peeling.
  • Keep purses, backpacks, etc. out of children’s reach because they may contain medicines, hard candies or other items that can harm kids.

It is always wise to call for help whenever you’re uncomfortable with a medical situation.
For Emergencies, Call 911

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If you follow the above items and some of those in my other posts, you won’t have to wonder about safety at home or…are your kids really safe.  You’ll have that peace of mind knowing you took precautions for their protection.

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Be sure to learn the dreaded secret that most parents don’t know…
click – The Secret Is:

To read a list of all my articles in this blog, click: Here

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There are many areas of our well being that can be made better by  just making a small change here and there.  I decided to reach out to people interested in improving their family’s general health by offering some simple, helpful tips and  intend to cover a wide variety of areas in children’s health.

I hope you find the tips useful and as a result, help improve the health of your family and our planet.  Being involved in the health and wellness field over the past 28 years, I work to make a positive impact on the lives of my clients and their families in the area of wellness.  It is my goal to help make a difference for anyone who desires improved health.

Sincerely,
Sarah

To contact me:

877-280-4188