About Sandy Schnee

I am a former New Yorker, a new resident of Georgia, and I have three daughters, four stepsons, and six grandchildren. I’ve had a career as a musician/entertainer and educator, and have now focused my attention on this cause, which I find to be of utmost value to moms, dads, and other caregivers of children. It feels good to be able to contribute to keeping kids healthy and safe.

Articles by Sandy

New Research into the Impact of Digital Media on Homework

New Research into the Impact of Digital Media on Homework

How does the amount of time spent on digital media affect a child’s well being and development, including the ability to complete their homework? New research provides additional insight into this question. THE PROBLEM:  In today’s ever-changing world of technology, how does a parent deal with the pressures of time constraints?  When all around you, people are no longer communicating with each... 

AAP Issues New Guidelines for Children’s Exposure to Digital Media

AAP Issues New Guidelines for Children’s Exposure to Digital Media

How can a parent know how much technological media is good for his/her developing infant/toddler/child/teenager to be exposed to on a daily basis before it becomes detrimental?  Under what circumstances does it become detrimental?  How do you determine what too much looks like?  It is an especially difficult decision when the devices, programs, and technologies change daily. In the explosion that... 

New FAA Recommendations for Transport of Children on Planes

New FAA Recommendations for Transport of Children on Planes

Reported on ABC News by Tanya Rivero, and in an article written by Lisa Stark and Jordyn Phelps in ABC World News with Dianne Sawyer. The current Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) policy, allows children under the age of two, to fly free, if seated on an adult’s lap; the adult is safely restrained, the child is not. As recently as March 2011, the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration... 

Overweight Children are NOT Adequately Protected in Car Seats

Overweight Children are NOT Adequately Protected in Car Seats

For the past ten years, the news media has consistently focused our attention on the fact that obesity is on the rise; that it has become a major problem in the United States, and that childhood obesity, in particular, has put young children at-risk for a multitude of health-related issues. One surprising health-related issue stems from the fact that many infants and toddlers are being transported... 

A Public Meeting on Safe Transport for Kids on Ambulances

A Public Meeting on Safe Transport for Kids on Ambulances

In the Federal Register, dated July 19, 2010, a notice and invitation was posted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of the Department of Transportation (NHTSA). This Thursday – August 5th – NHTSA will be hosting a Public Meeting to hear comments regarding the newly-submitted draft recommendations for the safe transport of children in emergency ground ambulances. What wonderful... 

Air Travel Safety for Kids

Air Travel Safety for Kids

The Yapta Blog is an online site for comments and ideas concerning travel-related situations for the travel industry. In an article on air travel and child safety dated May 28, 2010, Jeff Pecor wrote that the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) was recommending that infants and young children flying on airplanes, be strapped into their own safety seat to protect them in case of air turbulence...