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  1. Mary Beth Elderton
    March 25, 2013 @ 9:04

    Great tips! The “stranger danger” is one we really need to look at. Not only are kids sometimes harmed by people they know, but small kids don’t really understand the term “stranger.”

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  2. Karen Glatt
    March 26, 2013 @ 9:04

    It is so important to teach Children Safety Habits. Home safety is so important because there are so many hidden dangers around. Putting guns away is so important because you always hear of a child getting a gun and getting injured. Also put away the lighters. Someone’s house just burned down in my City because the parents did not keep the lighter hidden!

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  3. Donna George
    March 26, 2013 @ 9:04

    And kids need to know how to dial 911 on a cell phone. They need to know how to press the phone key to connect and what information to give. We practice this with our Pre-K students.

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  4. Jimmy Arcade
    March 26, 2013 @ 9:04

    I’ll continue storing up these little tips and tricks for when my wife and I have kids. Good stuff!

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  5. Tammy S
    March 26, 2013 @ 9:04

    Great tips! I really like the driving tips. My daughter is just learning to drive. It amazes me all the things she just doesn’t know because she was always on her phone or ipod. She doesn’t have a lot of knowledge that we should have made sure she knew. so teaching them young is important. Also they will be less inclined to bother you when you are driving.

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  6. Jean
    March 26, 2013 @ 9:04

    Good advice. My girls are little, but we’re also working on memorizing our street address and phone number.

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  7. Denise Taylor-Dennis
    March 27, 2013 @ 9:04

    Great post there really are so many dangers out there for children today. We have a home security system and it does give you more peace of mind.

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  8. Patricia
    March 27, 2013 @ 9:04

    Great tips and a good reminder.

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  9. Ambrielle Bender
    March 27, 2013 @ 9:04

    Well Said! I was raised properly around guns and my children will be too, They were for hunting and IF the need arose protection. I just saw a news clip last night where a couple of young neighborhood boys saved a woman’s infant child by instructing her to do CPR the proper way. (they did not perform it, but told the mother what to do and it saved her child) Just telling our children about life saving techniques even when we feel, think or believe they are either too young or not listening could save a life! I also agree with a few of the previous posters… Children need to know and understand 911’s purpose and how to call on a land line and cell. Sometimes we may look at ourselves or feel that we are the “poster Child” parents for safety, but truth is we are not and can always make safety improvements in our children and ourselves lives. I also STRONGLY believe we need to teach our children to STAY CALM in an emergency! I am a former EMT and I can not tell you how many people’s children (young or older), spouses, family and friends go in to a full panic during and emergency, which in turn inhibits their ability to help or think straight .

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  10. Ari
    March 28, 2013 @ 9:04

    These are all valid areas which require teaching a child the proper method to handle a situation. Giving children explanations and showing through your own actions can really contribute to a child’s understanding of why these precautions or instructions need to be taken. In a world when anything can happen unexpectedly, it is crucial to teach children everything possible that will ensure their and others safety! Thanks for all these steps!

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