Kids Safety

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7 Winter Safety Tips for Kids

Now that we’re in the midst of winter, the likelihood of snow and ice hitting the region is higher than ever. If the thought of your kids heading out into the elements has you shivering, just keep these winter safety tips in mind so your family can stay safe this winter. 1. Layer Up! When

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Toy Safety Franklin TN

4 Tips For Toy Safety

The holiday season is here and that can mean toys, toys, and more toys. While toys can be a wonderful, enriching form of play, it is imperative to ensure that toys are safe before passing them on to a child. Knowing how to understand age appropriateness of different toys and materials for children is important

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Safe Journeys: Safety Tips for the Holiday Traveler

The holidays are here, and with them, many families are packing the car and hitting the road. Unfortunately, for every driver on the road, there’s an increase in safety risks. That, coupled with the inclement weather we begin to see this time of year, means families should be extra cautious. Here are a few holiday

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Beach Safety

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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Swimmers Ear

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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Prom Safety

Prom Safety

For parents everywhere, prom night is a time of excitement and pride…followed by cold, unadulterated dread. We’ve all heard the statistics. Teenagers sneak flasks into the gym and get DUIs on their way home, or worse, get into car accidents. Poor lighting and foggy dance venues may create vulnerable situations and opportunities for assaults. As

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Vaping Dangers Franklin TN

Four Dangers of Teen Vaping

In recent months, the US Surgeon General has named teen vaping an epidemic, citing the 11% of high school seniors that admit to vaping. It can be unsettling to find out that your own teen has tried vaping, but do you really know the dangers of vaping? Here’s a quick guide to refer to so

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Straight Talk on Car Seats

Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death in children ages 3 to 18. Properly used child safety seats (car seats and booster seats) as well as seat belts have been shown to reduce that risk dramatically. While there are laws in all 50 states dictating child safety seat (CSS) use, the laws aren’t

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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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Tick Encounters

The TickEncounter Resource Center promotes tick-bite protection and tickborne disease prevention by engaging, educating, and empowering people to take action. TERC resources to help you learn and promote the most up-to-date, effective, tick-bite prevention techniques. TERC Resources: How to remove a tick Tick testing Tick Identification For more information, FAQs and resources, visit the TERS website

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