Safety

We have all heard the horrific news by now. At 9:40 this morning, a masked gunman named Adam Lanza entered Sandy Hook elementary school and fired a gun around 100 times. He killed 26 people, 6 adults and 20 children under the age of 8 before killing himself. Since then it’s been hard to concentrate […]

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I can’t believe I’m saying this…Parents are forgetting their kids at the children’s play place, Chuck E. Cheese’s.  While this may sounds like the makings of a Saturday Night Live skit to you, it’s actually the truth. Yesterday, Good Morning America called me to do a piece (which was squashed at the final hour) about […]

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My Facebook page is hopping today after I posted about the little girl, Brittney Baxter, age 7, who fought her way out of getting kidnapped from Walmart yesterday, when a man grabbed her, covered her mouth and tried to subdue her.  The girl is safe and the alleged kidnapper in custody, but these stories of […]

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How Can I Talk to My Children about the Leiby Kletzky Murder? 10 Tips Parents Need to Know A horrific story about a 8 year old boy,

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Virginia Residents! A Plea From Ashley’s Mother: Bringing Ashley’s Law to the Table comments about this story over the last year. There have been many questions around the negligence of the police officer as she didn’t have a siren on—something that hasn’t been required by the police. In fact, the law states that police officers […]

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Traveling with Kids? Be Prepared! Dr. Robyn Silverman NOTE: Would you please vote for Dr. Robyn’s Blog for GrandVacation with the grandparents or simply going on a long car ride to visit Aunt Patti in Mobile, be prepared with: (1) Location games to play: I-spy, Padiddle (pointing out a car with one headlight), counting games, […]

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Dr. Robyn’s Halloween Safety Tips for Families

by DrRobyn on October 27, 2008

10 Halloween Safety Tips and Tricks for Children, Parents, Pets, and Families a. Vandalizing someone else’s house or property is never OK even if you’ve heard that “mischief night” or Halloween are exceptions. They’re not. b. Hurting or throwing things at animals or other children won’t be tolerated. c. In the immortal words of my […]

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Ashley McIntosh: Justice Denied? charged with reckless driving in May, she was found not guilty last week to the shock of Ashley’s family and friends. “Taking the totality of the circumstances I don’t find the evidence rises to a level that the driving was reckless.” —

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September 11th: The Day the World Changed (and Your Responses) Guest Post By:

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How can Olympian, Powerful lessons can children learn from Olympian, Cullen Jones? Cullen Jonescompounded by race such that: the most worrisome statistics involve black children and teens ages 5 to 19, who are 2.3 times more likely to drown than whites in this age group. For children 10 to 14, the rate is five times […]

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