Look carefully and you’ll see dangerous situations for your children almost anywhere you turn – cars whizzing by, knives on the counter, a box of matches, an unlocked car door or pool gate, and untied shoelaces are just a few. Here are some hidden dangers that may not seem so obvious:
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Are you ready to be scared? You, your friends and millions of other American consumers spent … eek! … a combined $6.9 billion1 on Halloween in 2011! That number is expected to rise even higher this year.
Just think of all that you could buy with that amount of money:
One of the most rewarding experiences a parent and child can share together is planting and watching something grow out of the fruits of their own labor. Starting a family garden with your children is not only valuable bonding time, but is also a green way to teach your children about where foods come from, how to care for plants and how much better organically grown foods are for you. Regardless of how much space you have to work with or how much time you have on your hands, starting a garden with your children is relatively simple and can be done in a way that is convenient for you and your family.
You know when flu season is here — and chances are it is not because you or a family member has come down with the nasty virus. Instead, the initiation of the beginnings of flu season occurs when doctors, clinics, pharmacists, schools, businesses and drug stores start passing out flu vaccinations like coffee. With flu vaccines advertised with such force, you may be wondering who should get a flu shot in your family?
Choosing a preschool for your kids is no easy task. Your child’s mind is like a sponge in the pre-kindergarten years, so it is no wonder you want to make sure he or she is getting the very best care and education possible during this formidable time. Remember, it is never too early to start looking for preschools, and enrollment in the most prestigious schools fill up fast, so start searching as soon as possible.