Five Keys to Packing a Healthy School Lunch
It’s back-to-school season — and while the kids embark on a year of new discoveries, parents can help fuel them by making lunch healthy and enjoyable. Forget the same old PB&J…
When Should I Give Out My Child’s Social Security Number?
Heading back to school brings a flurry of registrations, checkups and signups. As you fill out paperwork, you might be asked to include your child’s Social Security number (SSN) as…
Back-to-School Pedestrian Safety Tips
Summer is soon coming to a close, and as our little ones prepare to return to school, it’s worth taking a moment to refresh their knowledge of pedestrian safety. Busy…
Dorm Room Safety
Safety in the dorm room may not be the first thought on a new college student’s mind, but as a parent it should be your main concern. While dormitories are…
college apartment checklist
Attention college students! You’re probably enjoying the very end of your summer break. And while I’m not here to tell you to put down your lemonade, school is right around…
School Buses
Just how safe is your child’s school bus? In mid-March, a Pennsylvania school bus and tractor-trailer collided, killing the truck driver and injuring more than a dozen students. The accident happened the…
School Carpool Lanes Can Be a Danger Zone
Doing the math, I’m surprised by how many times I’ve driven through my kids’ school carpool lane: two to three times per day for the past nine years. And, in…
Be Safe: Get to Know Your Crossing Guard
Pedestrian accident fatalities are on the rise, and school crossing guards play a critical role in ensuring child safety. Stationed at busy intersections, crossing guards are the ultimate public safety multitaskers,…
Carpooling 101
The dangers of driving can feel much more real when you have children in tow. And when you put that kind of responsibility in someone else’s hands, your worries may…
Keep Your Stuff Safe on Campus
Though I graduated from college a couple years ago, my college roommates and I are still crazy close. (After all, we did survive the school cafeteria together.) During our days…