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  • A Safe and Spooktacular Halloween
    From the candy to the costumes, Halloween is a fun-filled time. But it can pose dangers to young revelers. For a trick-free treat, follow these simple safety tips.
  • All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) Safety
    ATVs are off-road vehicles for recreational use. But kids 16 and younger shouldn't ride them. Find out why, and more, here.
  • Auto Safety
    More kids are injured in auto collisions than in any other type of accident, but you can protect them by learning the proper use of car seats and booster seats.
  • Backpack Safety
    As practical as they are, backpacks can strain muscles and joints and may cause back pain if they're too heavy or are used incorrectly. Here's how to help kids find the right backpack.
  • Booster Seat Safety
    Your tot's not a baby anymore! It's time for a big-kid booster seat. But how can you ensure that your child is still safe and secure in the car? Find out here.
  • Car Seat Safety
    What's the right way to install an infant safety seat? Is your toddler ready for a convertible seat? Get the car seat know-how you need here.
  • Choosing Safe Baby Products: Carriers
    Choosing baby products can be confusing with all the gadgets available. But one consideration must never be compromised: your baby's safety.
  • Choosing Safe Baby Products: Infant Seats & Child Safety Seats
    Choosing baby products can be confusing with all the gadgets available. But one consideration must never be compromised: your baby's safety.
  • Choosing Safe Baby Products: Strollers
    Choosing baby products can be confusing with all the gadgets available. But one consideration must never be compromised: your baby's safety.
  • Cold, Ice, and Snow Safety
    In ice and snow, accidents can happen easily. Find out how to keep your family safe - and fit - while the weather is chilly.
  • Evaluate Your Child's Lyme Disease Risk
    Does the threat of Lyme disease make you think your kids would be safer in your living room than in the great outdoors? Find out how to evaluate a child's Lyme disease risk.
  • Farm Safety
    Whether your family visits or lives on a farm, it's important to protect kids from dangers with these safety precautions.
  • Finding the Right Bike
    As kids grow, there are a variety of options for bicycling, from trailers to child seats to independent riding. With a bike that's safe and fits well, kids can learn to love cycling!
  • Firesetting
    Kids often are curious about fire. So it's important for parents to educate them about the dangers of fire and keep them away from matches, lighters, and other fire-starting tools.
  • Fireworks Safety
    The summer heat, the smell of hamburgers on the grill, and the sound of fireworks can only mean one thing: It's the Fourth of July. Before your family celebrates, make sure everyone knows about fireworks safety.
  • Halloween Candy Hints
    For health-conscious parents, Halloween can be tricky. Do you set limits? Do you let kids decide how much to eat? There isn't just one right answer.
  • How Can I Get My Kids to Be Active Outdoors?
    Kids parked on the couch watching TV or glued to a computer/smartphone/gaming system are missing out on the great outdoors. It's important for all kids to get outside - here are some ideas.
  • How to Choose & Use Sunscreen
    With all the options out there, choosing a sunscreen for your kids can be tricky. Here's what you need to know.
  • Jellyfish Stings
    Frolicking in the ocean is a summertime rite of passage, but a jellyfish sting can spoil the fun. Here's how to handle it if someone in your family gets zapped by one of these mysterious sea creatures.
  • Making Sure Your Teen's Job Is Safe
    Many teens want to work a part-time job. Find out how to ensure safe employment for your son or daughter.
  • Making the Holidays Safe
    Make the holidays fun and healthy by learning how to protect your kids from these common hazards.
  • Playground Safety
    Following these safety guidelines can make neighborhood playgrounds entertaining and safe for your kids.
  • Poison Ivy
    About 60% to 80% of all people get a reaction to poison ivy. Check out this article for tips on what to do and how to avoid poison ivy.
  • Preventing Abductions
    It's important to teach your kids to be cautious without filling them with fear or anxiety. Here are ways to lessen the chances that your child will be abducted.
  • Preventing Dog Bites
    Teaching kids a few basic dog manners will help them enjoy safe encounters with Fido.
  • Road Rules for Little Passengers
    Use these tips to teach your kids how to stay safe when riding in a car or on a school bus.
  • Road Trip Boredom Busters
    Road trips can be fun and educational with just a little planning and preparation. Here are some ideas to get your family revved up for a trip long on smiles and short on frustration.
  • Rules of the Road for Teen Drivers
    When teens get their driver's license, parents should consider creating their own rules of the road beyond the relevant driving laws.
  • Safety Tips: Hockey
    As fun as it is, ice hockey carries a very real risk of injury. To keep your kids as safe as possible, follow these tips.
  • Safety Tips: Skateboarding
    Skateboarding is undeniably cool, but it's also easy for riders to get hurt. Help your kids keep it safe with these safety tips.
  • Safety Tips: Skiing
    Skiing is fun but also has some very real dangers. Make sure your kids follow these safety tips to learn how to stay safe on the slopes.
  • Safety Tips: Sledding
    Sledding is a lot of fun, but can also cause injuries, some of them pretty serious. To keep your kids safe while sledding, make sure they follow these safety tips.
  • Safety Tips: Snowboarding
    Snowboarding is a great way for kids to have fun and get exercise, but it has some very real dangers. These safety tips can help keep your kids safe on the slopes.
  • Sending Your Child With Special Needs to Camp
    You've decided to send your child with special needs to camp this summer. Now what can you both do to get ready?
  • Staying Healthy While You Travel
    When you're traveling with your kids, there's a chance that someone might get sick. But early planning and smart packing can help ensure your family stays healthy and safe.
  • Sun Safety
    By teaching kids how to enjoy fun in the sun safely, parents can reduce their risk for developing skin cancer.
  • Tick Removal: A Step-by-Step Guide
    Boy, your child's freckles really stand out in the sun - but wait, that one isn't a freckle at all. It's a tick. What should you do?
  • Water Safety
    Kids need constant supervision around water - whether the water is in a bathtub, pool, the sea, or a water park. Here's how to keep them safe.
  • West Nile Virus
    The threat of West Nile virus has made getting a mosquito bite a cause for concern. What is West Nile virus, and what can you do to prevent it?
  • Woods and Camping Safety for the Whole Family
    A family camping trip can be an enjoyable experience with a little preparation.

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