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.
One mom wants to make sure what happened to her daughter will not happen to another child.
Don't assume just because essential oils are naturally derived they can't cause your child serious harm.
The idea of 'consent' has been on the public's collective mind a lot of late. But how do you even begin to have this difficult, yet essential parent-child conversation? This video by a mom-daughter team will make it so much easier.
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.
When something big happens in the world, use this no-scare guide to explaining current events.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Schwabs after their 10-year-old son died in a tragic water slide accident.
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.
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.
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.
Is this mom's arrest justified or just ridiculous?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As the number of trampoline parks increases around the country, so do the number of kids' injuries.
The following are a few of the physical and behavioral indicators of child abuse and neglect.
A child expert shares how children can persevere despite great odds.
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How to handle your concerned kid's questions.
The actress brought teenagers who were affected by recent shootings to the Teen Choice Awards stage and asked the crowd to help end to gun violence.
Here's a report every parent should pay close attention to!
Simple ways to get them onboard