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How to Deal With a Bully at School

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How do you teach your kids to deal with a bully? Our oldest son, who is currently ten (nearly eleven) years old and in 5th grade, told us last night that one of the kids in his class has been picking on him and calling him names. A bit of background While the name-calling has […]

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Published on September 11th, 2008 - 14 Comments
Filed under: Child Safety,Daily Life,Education
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On Kids, Butts, and Google Image Search

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The other day my wife informed me that Son #2 (currently seven years old) had run a Google images search for ‘butts’ on her MacBook when he was supposedly searching for information on reptiles. And yes, he was sitting right out in the middle of the dining room in plain view when he did it, […]

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Published on October 31st, 2007 - 9 Comments
Filed under: Child Safety,Daily Life
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Keeping Track of Toy Recalls via RSS and E-Mail

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Are you worried about the recent toy recalls? Having trouble keeping up with what’s safe and what’s made of lead? Then look no further than the US Consumer Product Safety Commission’s master list of toy recalls, which can be accessed here. The list is arranged chronologically, with the most recent recalls at the top. And […]

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Published on October 29th, 2007 - 3 Comments
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Dude, Where’s Our Bread? Recalled!

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First lead-laced toys and bibs, and now this… Over the weekend, my wife and I were lamenting that we haven’t been able to find our preferred bread – Earthgrains Honey Wheat Berry – anywhere in town. We’ve checked Kroger, Publix, Sam’s Club, and Super Wal-Mart and have come up empty. We can find generic versions, […]

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Published on August 20th, 2007 - Leave a Comment
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Recalls, Recalls Everywhere – Toys and Bibs

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In case you haven’t heard, Mattel has recalled 19 million toys made in China. At the heart of the recall are two main problems: lead paint and magnets. The lead paint problems affect multiple Fisher-Price products as well as a couple of die-cast cars based on the “Sarge” character from the movie cars. In the […]

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Published on August 16th, 2007 - Leave a Comment
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101 Child Safety Tips

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The good folks over at ParentWonder just dropped us a line about a list of 101 child-proofing tips that they’ve put together. I just skimmed through the list, and there are a lot of good suggestions, especially for new(er) parents. Check it out if you have young’uns of your own and want to keep them […]

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Published on July 25th, 2007 - One Comment
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Stranger Danger Meets the Amish

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We stopped at Cracker Barrel for lunch on our way home from vacation a few weeks ago, and something interesting happened. Those of you familiar with “The Barrel” (as we refer to it) know that it has a wonderful assortment of candy. We usually let the boys pick out something for the road — Swedish […]

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Published on July 20th, 2007 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Child Safety,Daily Life
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Easy Bake Recall

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This doesn’t affect us, but it sounds like there’s a potential for serious injury, so I thought I’d post it here… Hasbro has issued a second recall of Easy-Bake Ovens sold since May 2006. Hasbro actually issued an initial recall back in February due to 29 reports of kids getting their fingers caught in the […]

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Published on July 19th, 2007 - 3 Comments
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Peanut Butter Recalled due to Salmonella

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In case you haven’t heard, the CDC has linked a salmonella outbreak to Peter Pan peanut butter as well as Wal-Mart’s Great Value peanut butter — both of which are produced by ConAgra Foods, Inc. Thus far, nearly 300 people nationwide. While ConAgra claims innocence, and states that all of their tests have been negative, […]

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Published on February 16th, 2007 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Child Safety,Health
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Consumer Reports Withdraws Infant Safety Seat Report

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Talk about having egg on your face… After making a huge splash with their study on infant safety seats, Consumer Reports has just withdrawn their report. According to Consumer Reports: We withdrew the report immediately upon discovering a substantive issue that may have affected the original test results. The issue came to light based on […]

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Published on January 19th, 2007 - One Comment
Filed under: Child Safety
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