Kids Safety

Keep your kids safe with these great tips for childproofing your home, preparing your kid for weather emergencies, and more. Plus: Why the internet can be a dangerous place for your kid.

Talking to Kids About Tragic News Stories

When something big happens in the world, use this no-scare guide to explaining current events.

Dry Drowning: Know the Signs

It sounds scary: A child can seem fine after getting out of a pool or body of water but then start to have trouble breathing an hour -- or up to 24 hours -- later. You'll worry a whole lot less once you know the signs of submersion injuries, and how to prevent them.

Protect Your Child from a Predator

One year ago this month, the scandal at Penn State reminded us of the realities of sexual abuse. Sadly, the majority of children who've been victimized never tell on their own, so it's up to us to spot the warning signs.

The Importance of (Multiple) Sports: Stop Specializing In Sports So Early

The United States Tennis Association (USTA) recently held an event with the purpose of raising awareness about the importance of introducing kids to a variety of athletic pursuits rather than committing exclusively to one.

The New Latchkey Kids

More than a million grade-schoolers have nobody to take care of them once class lets out. Where have all the after-school programs gone?

Child Abduction Facts

Some important information about kidnappings in the U.S.

How to Talk to Kids About Sex

Can't talk about the birds and the bees? Betsy Brown Braun, author of "Just Tell Me What to Say," gives you the matter-of-fact ways to talk about sex.

6 Best Sun Umbrellas and Sun Shades

Sunny day? Let your kids have fun outside while staying safe from harmful rays with these shade-makers.

Best Apps and Products to Prevent Cyberbullying

Protect your child from unwanted bullies in cyberspace. See the tools that will guard your kid's online safety.

How to Talk to Kids About Bullying

No one wants their kids to be bullied! Betsy Brown Braun, author of "Just Tell Me What to Say," shares the ways you can help your kids deal with bullies.

10 Natural Remedies for Sunburns

Honey, milk, and oatmeal aren't just for breakfast -- they're also used in home remedies for sunburn relief.

Choosing the Best Life Jackets for Kids

Keep your kids safe and secure in all types of water situations, such as boating and swimming, with our tips for choosing U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jackets.

What Is Child Identity Theft?

Identity theft cases are becoming more common, especially among kids. Get the facts about child identity theft to protect your little one's personal information.

What to Do if Your Child Gets Lost

No parent imagines losing sight of her kid -- until it happens. Prepare your child on how to keep safe if she gets separated from you, and learn the fastest ways to find her.

5 Ways to Get Your Child into Winter Sports

This is an ideal time for your kid to strap on skis or skates. Help her glide along safely.

Keeping Kids Hydrated

Make sure your children get plenty of liquids to stay healthy and active this summer, and help them develop good hydration habits for a lifetime.

Guns Within Reach

More than 1.5 million children live in households where firearms are kept unlocked and loaded, and over 100 innocent kids are killed every year. Read this to make sure your child stays safe.

Cucumbers, Food Poisoning & What You Need To Know

Salmonella is a scary and common source of food poisoning. Here's how to avoid it.

Sun Protection Clothes for Kids

Don't just rely on sunscreen alone for sun protection! Check out our top picks for swimsuits, shirts, and accessories to provide the extra coverage your kids need to stay safe in the sun.

How to Talk to Kids About Sexual Abuse

It's important to explain the signs of sex abuse. Betsy Brown Braun, author of "Just Tell Me What to Say," recommends ways you can help your child to protect her body.

How to Talk to Kids About Strangers

Stranger danger is old-school thinking. Betsy Brown Braun, author of "Just Tell Me What to Say," explains the new ways to help your kids stay safe.

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