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.

Child Abduction Facts

Some important information about kidnappings in the U.S.

Teens Are Hoarding Borax & Glue to Make Slime--But Is It Safe?

Kids are obsessed with making slime out of Elmer's glue and Borax, but some are saying it's unsafe. We asked a pediatrician to weigh in.

Female Soccer Players Get the Most Concussions in High School Sports

New research shows that head injuries are now more common in girls' soccer than boys' football.

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.

We Now Know Why a 10-Year-Old Died on the Verruckt Water Slide in Kansas

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Schwabs after their 10-year-old son died in a tragic water slide accident.

Warning: Essential Oils Are Poisoning More and More Kids

Don't assume just because essential oils are naturally derived they can't cause your child serious harm.

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 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.

5 Steps to Sun Safety for Kids

In summer -- or any season -- protecting kids from the sun's harmful rays is a must. Here's what every parent should know.

5 Poisoning Hazards for Kids You May Be Overlooking

You're likely aware of common poison dangers for kids, but some poisoning hazards may surprise you. Here's what to know, and how to keep your child safe.

The Differences Between Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, and Poison Sumac

Learn how to recognize these pesky plants, where they grow, how to avoid them, and how to treat your child's rash if she comes into contact with any of them.

Sun Care 101: The Basics of Sun Safety for Kids

Just one blistering sunburn in childhood can double your little one's lifetime risk of melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. Young, sensitive skin is especially vulnerable to damaging rays, so protect your child by being sun-care savvy.

Science Says Kids Shouldn't Cross a Busy Street Solo Until They're 14

Kids younger than 14 can't always identify gaps in traffic that are large enough for them to cross safely, says a new study.

5 Tips to Teach Kids to Play Safely with Dogs

Dogs are kid's best friend! But to get these BFFs together, children need to learn safe get-to-know-Fido rules.

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.

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 Bad Will Lyme Disease Be This Year?

Parents, brace yourselves: Experts say 2017 will bring an abnormally high risk of tick-bourne Lyme disease.

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.

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.

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.

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