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So, this month is National Safety Month. Since most schools are out for the Summer, who will be watching your kids? Today’s post will focus on a few ways to keep you and your children safe.

National Safety Month

Now that kids are on Summer break, it is important that we teach our kids some basic rules of safety. If you have an older kid watching your kids, make sure you set ground rules. In the first place, it is important that the older kid is responsible.

No doubt, having proper care for your kids is one of the most important things a parent or caretaker can do. When a kid comes from a home of guidance, love and limits, they are more likely to be responsible.

Safety Rules

For any family who has young kids, it is important to have rules. Moreover, it is important to not leave kids under the age of 11 alone. If you have an older kid, make sure they’re responsible to watch after their younger siblings. Not all older kids are responsible.

In addition, if a kid is in a vehicle with an older sibling, make sure they know the importance of wearing a seat belt. In addition, make sure the older kid is a safe driver.

If you have firearms at home, make sure they are in a safe and secure place. You don’t want to create an accident or death.

Outdoor Safety

Since many kids ride their bicycle to activities, make sure they are wearing a helmet. For more on riding a bicycle, be sure to visit our National Bike to School Day post.

Kids will be kids. So, make sure your kids understand the importance of being safe when you are not around. If your kids are going to a beach or a swimming pool, make sure they have a life jacket if they don’t know how to swim. Also, enroll your kids in swimming lessons in New York. Be sure to visit the best swimming lessons¬†article to find a location near you.

If your kids are at a park, make sure they are aware of moving swings or equipment.

In conclusion, it is important to protect everyone from injuries. As always, I welcome your comments.

Happy National Safety Month!