It’s that time of year again – the kids are out of school for the summer and they’re already bored, and come looking to you for something to do. Weather your child is 5 or 18, it is important to keep them busy, safe, and far away from trouble this summer. Here are a few helpful ideas to ensure that your child has a productive, fun, and safe summer!
Preschool – Middle School Aged Children
With Mother’s Day right around the bend, it’s important to remember the women who made life possible for us. The best mothers protect us in our childhood, and—if they can—even in our adulthood. They set curfews, they tell us to come home before dark, and make sure we eat healthfully. When we’re adults, the best mothers tell us cautionary tales about not walking home too late and beg us to remember to lock our doors.
At some point—as we get older, as they get older—comes the volta (the turn) where we have to protect them.
Safety doesn’t take a lot of time, but it does take thought and planning. To build maximum protection for your home, you need to consider two levels of threat. The kind you, your family or guests can create accidentally and the kind that burglars or vandals can create deliberately. To address the first kind of threat, make a commitment to safety by reviewing the suggestions below and selecting a few to launch your personal home safety campaign
Protecting Your Home from Internal Threats
- Test every smoke alarm in your home and replace the batteries
The best advice for driving in bad winter weather is not to drive at all, if you can avoid it.
Driving in the winter means snow, sleet and ice that can lead to slower traffic, hazardous road conditions, hot tempers and unforeseen dangers. If you must drive in snowy conditions, make sure your car is prepared and that you know how to handle road conditions To help you make it safely through winter, here are some suggestions from the National Safety Council to make sure that you and your vehicle are prepared.
WINTERIZE YOUR CAR
As anyone who has been victimized by a robber or burglar knows, there are few feelings as disturbing as the sense of loss and violation that accompanies having your personal possessions stolen. The bad news is that while the police always take these crimes seriously, resources are limited and your loss of items worth $50, $500, or even $5,000 is not likely to trigger a huge police manhunt. The good news is that modern communications technologies are making it more and more possible to carry out an effective search for your stolen items.