Being a parent brings small daily doses of anxiety. When you consider all the risks your kids face daily, the best way to face them is by taking precautions. Here are some small bits of advice to help you face the biggest dangers for your children.
Safety in and around Vehicles
Vehicle accidents usually top the list of deaths and injuries every year. Make sure they all buckle up whenever they ride a vehicle and to be cautious when they cross a street and ride their bikes or skates.
The internet is a great tool, but it also comes with it dangers. There are predators, hackers, and bullies all around. cyberbullying is becoming a plague, and the best way to help your kids are creating an environment of trust where they can talk to you about those things. If they use social media, make sure they keep their accounts private. For younger kids is better to use parental control apps to limit what they can check online.
Preventing Accidents around the Home
Children have many dangers around the house. Poisoning: Many domestic items are very toxic. Always secure the bottle caps, and don’t leave them inaccessible areas for children. Kitchen appliances: Keep an eye on your children when cooking to avoid burning them. Keep the utensils downward to avoid cutting accidents. Dogs: Never leave a small child with a dog, even if you trust it. Teach them not to play with a dog, unless they know it’s safe.
Here are some guidelines to consider: Know the school’s community, go to the parent’s meeting and know their teachers. Make sure they can contact you quickly. A cell phone with your contact info is handy. Educate them about basic safety: not trusting strangers, who to call when they are lost, in danger or whatever problem they may have.