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Not Even for a Minute

At no time during the year should parents or others who transport children leave them alone in a car, not even for a minute. We all lead hectic lives. Parents are busy trying to run errands and get everything done in little or no time, but we must stop and think about what is really important—the baby, the child and his or her safety and well-being, no matter how stressful the day, the child must always come first.

Read more: Never Leave a Child Alone in a Car – In Warm Weather


Teach your children the rules of gun safety

According to research completed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), a gun kept in the home is forty-three times more likely to kill someone known to the family than to kill a stranger in self-defense. In homes with guns, the risk of suicide increases five times and the risk of homicide increases three times over the rate of homes with no guns.

Just as important as teaching your child to safely cross the street, gun safety should be part of every family’s safety conversation. This conversation could prevent a tragedy or may even save your child’s life.

Read more: Gun Safety and Your Child