Month: August 2017


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Stop Child Injuries: What Florida Parents Should Watch Out For

Every parent wants to keep their children from getting injured. They spend countless hours worrying about the various bad things that could potentially happen to their kids, and gobs of money on all kinds of safety equipment.
 
The bad news is that you can’t stop every bad thing from happening. The good news, though, is that the likelihood of many childhood injuries can be reduced significantly.
 
You just have to pick your battles and focus on the things that you can (largely) control. To that end, here’s a list of the most common childhood injuries that Florida parents can watch for and work to prevent.
 
Know the Most Common Childhood Injuries So You Can Understand How to Minimize Them
 
Injuries are the top reason for childhood fatalities each year, and they account for the majority of childhood emergency room visits. …

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Watch Out for School Supplies with Harmful Toxins

 
Most school-age children have mixed feelings when it comes time to go back to school. However, purchasing new school supplies for back-to-school is almost universally something that is eagerly anticipated – who doesn’t love that new eraser smell?
 
Although most school supplies are carefully regulated and completely safe for your children, some have been found to contain harmful toxins and should be avoided. This guide can help you identify which school supplies are toxic so you can stay away from them.
 
Back-to-School Items You Need to Keep Your Kids Away From
 
Asbestos-containing crayons. It may seem crazy in today’s day and age, but some crayons – particularly those manufactured outside of the United States – may contain asbestos.…

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Car Crashes: The Number One Killer of Teens in America

In today’s world, there are all kinds of things for parents of teenagers to worry about. Drinking. Drugs. Sexting. Sexually transmitted diseases. Shoplifting.
 
Even in the best case scenario, you might be worried that your teen’s grades won’t be good enough to get them into the right school. Or that they’re an overachiever who is pushing themselves too hard.
 
There are so many things to fret over that you have to prioritize, so today we’re going to make a suggestion to you: cars.
 
Yes, that’s right, cars. If you have a teen, they should be your biggest fear for one simple reason: more teens die in car crashes than in any other way.…

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