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Last updated on October 13th, 2013 at 03:35 pm

welcomeThey say it takes a village to raise a child. It’s doubly so when a child’s health and well-being is concerned. Welcome to our “village” where you can hear from our team of experts their thoughts on current and ongoing child health and safety issues as well as share stories in areas like how you’re handling a particular child health-related challenge or the ups-and-downs we face every day trying to keep kids safe. Our Pedsafe Forum is there for you anytime to ask questions and exchange ideas.

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This Holiday Season, Ask Yourself – Am I Raising a Spoiled Child?

This Holiday Season, Ask Yourself – Am I Raising a Spoiled Child?

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“Spoiled! Not my kid!” Right??? Or would you admit that your child is just a tad bit spoiled? All the polls say that most Americans feel kids today are more spoiled than ever. A TIME/CNN poll found that two out of three parents feel their kids are spoiled. A poll by the New American Dream showed 70 percent of parents believe kids are too focused on buying things. I have to say I agree with the polls. The truth is there is no gene for spoiled. We have ourselves to blame for this one. Spoiled is clearly a learned behavior and one that is none too pleasant. But the good news is that this trait... 

Parents: Tips for Smarter Holiday Tech Device Gift Giving

Parents: Tips for Smarter Holiday Tech Device Gift Giving

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The holiday season is about to arrive and that means shopping for gifts.  If that includes tech gifts for children, there are some special considerations to take into account first.  To help parents and their kids have the best possible experience with the new devices, here are some tips that should help your kids enjoy their new gifts while protecting them from some of the dangers that exist online. Do Your Homework Start your shopping mission by looking at reviews.  Industry reviews by magazines are a good start, either online or in print form.  This includes bloggers, but in those cases,... 

How To Travel Safely For The Holidays With Pets AND Kids

How To Travel Safely For The Holidays With Pets AND Kids

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As I have said previously in numerous previous posts, I love that our dogs have become so much a ‘member of the family’ that many would not give it a second thought to bring them along on their holiday travels, or include them in their holiday plans. But there are several things you can do to ensure that you, your pets, your kids, and others around you also have an enjoyable holiday as well. For starters; if you are drivingMake sure you have seat-belts for each dog.  A dog being allowed to roam free in the car is a safety hazard for everyone in the car. If you have to slam on the brakes,... 

A Sincere Thank You To Responsible Special Needs Caregivers…

A Sincere Thank You To Responsible Special Needs Caregivers…

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I was literally brought to tears by yet another story of a special needs child who was mistreated by their alleged caregivers. So, as Thanksgiving approaches, I want to express my gratitude, appreciation and admiration. Thank you…To every caseworker, nurse and doctor who questions parents and caregivers diligently and actually follows up… To every teacher’s aide who forms a bond with a special needs student… To every therapist who really cares about every client, whether they make progress or not… To every child on every playground who has included a special needs... 

Your Kids, Strep and Strep Throat

Your Kids, Strep and Strep Throat

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Strep infections are caused by a bacterium called Streptococcus Pyogenes and can range from mild to very severe and, at times, life threatening. The bacteria enter the human body by one of three ways: airborne, direct touch, or circulating through the blood stream and seeding into various organs. The most common illnesses we see in children are those that are airborne or acquired by direct touch and cause mild to moderate illnesses. Some forms of impetigo, a superficial skin infection, can be caused by strep or staph and, while contagious to touch, can be easily treated and will not cause any subsequent...