Parents

Hiring Caregivers For Back to School 2020 – Think Pandemic and Personal Safety

Amazing how quickly our worlds have been turned upside down. We were all hoping for a return to normalcy once summer ended.  This we know is not happening.  So what are parents to do? There are a ton of scenarios that parents and caregivers are sharing with us as we head “Back to School. ”…

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Vetting and Hiring Caregivers During Summer 2020 – Think Pandemic and Personal Safety

Amazing how quickly our worlds have been turned upside down. We were all looking for a return to normalcy to occur once online/home schooling ended. For most of us this is not going to happen. Camps, understandably, are not opening up as they can not ensure the safety of our kids and their employees. So…

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Your Child’s Personal Safety During COVID-19

Vulnerable children become more vulnerable, people that feel powerless are less empowered, and a general stress that complicates life is in the air; this is life during COVID-19. KidSafe has been careful to not over-communicate with parents and caregivers on how to manage this difficult time.  However, it is actually a really opportune time to…

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Q: Prep Your Family For Holiday Gatherings

For many, the holidays in November and December are a time of family gatherings, vacations, and travel.  These gatherings can include family, friends that are like family, blended families, kids’ friends, other adults. Teaching our children that our doors are open and generous can be a benefit to the season: there is a lot of…

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Q. Is my child ready to Halloween trick or treat with their friends?

A. Safety is often on the minds of parents especially as Halloween is approaching. You might already be getting the question from your child – can I trick or treat with my friends this year? Your child might be 5 , 9, or maybe 12. To figure out if they are ready ask yourself this…

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Q: How do we talk about touch with our kids?

A: It is much easier to talk about all sorts of touch with our kids if we have a name for it. Let’s start with Safe Touch. Mom! Bryan hit me!  Dad! Abby pushed Baby Joey down! Is an example of everyday touching.  Cuddling on the couch with your child while reading a story or…

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Q: Does your child know who they can go to for help?

A: Children who know they have a core group of people that have their back (research says having just one can save a child) are more secure, independent and resilient. Circle of Safe Adults We call this core group of people A Circle of Safe Adults. A Circle of Safe Adults consists of relatives, family…

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Q: When should I give my child a cell phone?

A: Deciding to allow your child to have a cell phone is a big decision. There are pros and cons. There is no perfect age as to when to give your child a cell phone. What we do suggest is that when you make the decision you make it in the best interest of YOUR…

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