Is it okay not to answer the phone or to hang up while a person is still talking? The answer is, yes! It is important for parents to teach children how to answer the phone properly and still protect our private information. Knowing which information to give out or keep secret … [Read more...] about Phone Tips to Teach Kids
Home Alone—How Old Is Old Enough?
Every parent wonders whether a child is old enough to be left alone, and for the first few times we will worry they will be safe on their own. The law does not dictate how old a child must be before they can be left alone at home. However, the law does state that any child … [Read more...] about Home Alone—How Old Is Old Enough?
Social Networking Safety Tips for Kids
As parents we all have a strong desire to protect our children, especially when it comes to the Internet. Social networking continues to grow in popularity and children are attracted to it because it's a great way to interact with their friends and to make new friends. Children … [Read more...] about Social Networking Safety Tips for Kids
Home Alone Tragedy: Five-Year-Old Left Alone
In late June five-year-old Brandajah Smith was taken off life-support machines after she was declared brain dead in New Orleans. Little Brandajah was left home alone by her mother who went to a neighborhood store to buy a few things. While playing alone, Brandajah found a loaded … [Read more...] about Home Alone Tragedy: Five-Year-Old Left Alone
Children Want To Be A Hero
We learned the hard way, our heart-shaped pond held children’s attention – and real danger. My father built a rock-lined, heart-shaped goldfish pond for my mother in the back yard. The pond measured five feet at its widest point and was all of four feet deep. That pond and I … [Read more...] about Children Want To Be A Hero