“Midstream” First Aid Kits For Athletic Kids
From football to soccer to ballet and cheerleading, this fall sees little athletes of all sorts returning to practice. Athletics are a fantastic way for children to get some much-needed exercise, to learn teamwork and to develop discipline — but on occasion, injuries do happen.
Top Summer Safety Reminders
Summertime: the inviting warmth of the sun, fresh air, the aroma of barbeques, fresh-cut grass and chaotic sounds of neighborhood children at play. But dangerous possibilities lurk outside. Parents must never presume their youngster recognizes — or stops to think about — what is safe and unsafe.
Summer Safety Tips
While I’m thrilled they get to enjoy all these activities, I also know that serious injuries can occur if proper safety precautions aren’t taken. According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission, an estimated 2,300 children were treated in hospital emergency rooms for pool submersion injuries during the summer of 2004 and each year over 8,000 people are injured using fireworks. So whether your family will be boating out on the lake or enjoying fireworks or just hanging out at home this summer, the American Academy of Pediatrics offers these summertime safety tips to keep your family out of the emergency room.
Are Christmas tree lights covered in lead — and are they hazardous?
The wires of many electrical devices, including Christmas lights, are insulated inside a plastic (PVC) coating. Some sort of stabilizer must be added to the PVC so that it will be heat resistant. PVC stabilizers commonly include metals such as lead, cadmium and tin.
Are violent movies, video games, and television programs harmful to my child’s education?
The answer is “yes” — experts agree that violent media is harmful to children and their education. Education is the act of acquiring knowledge; therefore, any activity that impedes this knowledge acquisition is undesirable and problematic. There are many factors that contribute to a child’s education, but popular media such as movies, video games and television are profoundly influential because statistics show that the average child spends more time in these activities above all other activities except for sleep.