Other Safety Issues
Now that your big kid is older, you can't keep an eye on him all the time. But you can take some simple precautions to ensure he stays safe even when you're not around. Here's what you need to know about other safety issues.
Don't assume just because essential oils are naturally derived they can't cause your child serious harm.
More than 600 children drown every year. But you can help bring down this tragic number. We'll show you how to make nearly every body of water--from your bathtub to the beach--a whole lot safer for your family and friends.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Laws in the works may prevent pediatricians from asking parents whether they have a gun in their home -- and, in effect, to discuss gun safety. Doctors and parents weigh in on this thorny issue.
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Kids are especially vulnerable to credit-card fraud because thieves "borrow" their Social Security number for years without anyone finding out. Don't let it happen to your child.
When something big happens in the world, use this no-scare guide to explaining current events.
Few parents realize that carbon monoxide -- an invisible, odorless gas -- can be a serious hazard even if you're outdoors.
One mom pleads for change in the wake of the terrifying events in San Bernardino, California.
The following are a few of the physical and behavioral indicators of child abuse and neglect.
Vice President Joe Biden addresses Parents readers' questions about keeping guns at home away from children, and how to discuss guns before a child goes on a playdate.
Explaining a national disaster like the attacks on the U.S. can be difficult for parents. We spoke to an expert who describes the best approach.
A child expert shares how children can persevere despite great odds.
Simple ways to get them onboard
How to handle your concerned kid's questions.