Kids Safety

Halloween Safety Kids Franklin, TN

Halloween Safety Tips for Kids!

Follow these tips to make sure you have a fun and safe Halloween! Make sure a parent knows you are going and that there is a parent along to guide the way for younger kids. There is safety in numbers. Go in groups. Know what route you are taking and stay in a neighborhood you

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Sun protection Franklin TN

UV Safety for Your Children

Summer is here, and the ultraviolet rays are shining brightly. It is important to remember that UV light poses danger to you and your family. Here is a guide to the different types of UV light and ways to keep your family protected from them. UVA UVA is a type of long-wave UV light that

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What to do for choking baby

Emergency Tips for Choking

It is the goal of every parent to keep their children safe and happy. Most parents would go to great lengths to protect their children from harm, but, in some cases, it is unavoidable. Young children tend to have issues with chewing and swallowing as they develop those skills, so it is not uncommon for

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Beach Safety - Pediatrics Franklin TN

Beach Vacation Safety Tips

Vacations are great for getting away from the stresses of everyday life to relax. What better place to do that than the beach? Beaches are a fun idea for getting in some exercise and soaking up the sun’s vitamin D, but you don’t want your fun in the sun to be ruined by unpreparedness. If

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Home Safety_Franklin TN

Tips and Tricks for a Safe Home

Whether you already have kids at home or are expecting, you need to make sure your home is safe. There are dangers in our homes in the most unexpected places. Here is a guide to make sure you focus on all the right areas in your home. Home Safety Guide: Get on Your Child’s Level

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Teen Driving Safety Franklin, TN

Teen Driving Safety

Car accidents are the leading cause of death for teens in the U.S. today. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 350,000 teenagers have been injured as a result of vehicle accidents. Teach Good Driving Habits Teenagers are most prone to car accidents, injury, and death when they first get their

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Teen Smoking Tips

Helping Kids Say No to Cigarettes

Cigarette smoking is the greatest preventable cause of disease in the United States. According to recent studies, 90% of adult smokers began using cigarettes when they were young adults. Teens often begin smoking as a way to look cool, act older, lose weight, seem tough, or feel independent. But thanks to aggressive antismoking campaigns, higher

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Friendship Tips for Kids

Helping Kids Make Friends

It’s back-to-school season again, which means making new friends and adjusting to a different class environment. Whether your child is moving up with the same group of friends, joining a brand new class, or transferring schools this year, making friends can be difficult. To effectively help your child make friends at school requires a bit

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Food Allergies in Kids

Food Allergies: How to Explain them to Your Child

In the United States alone, there are 5.9 million kids living with food allergies. That’s equal to one out of every 13 children per class. However, if your kid has just been diagnosed with a food allergy, it’s easy to feel alone. At this point, you know what foods to avoid and what medications to

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Swimmers Ear Franklin, TN

How to Avoid Swimmer’s Ear This Summer

When summer rolls around, we all want to head out to the water. An afternoon of swimming can be a remarkable relief on a hot day. If your children complain of pain in their ears afterwards, however, it’s time to see a doctor. Swimmer’s ear is a treatable but serious issue that plagues many people

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