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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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Coronavirus Through The Eyes of Our Kids

How we manage this current crisis—however long it lasts—will have a huge impact on our children. Hurricane Wilma ravaged South Florida in 2005. For me it was a terrifying storm with a complicated aftermath.  My daughter was ten at the time.  She didn’t have a sense of time or how much school was missed; she…

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How To Sleep At Night When Your Child Is At Sleepaway Camp

Thinking about sending your child to sleepaway camp? Here are 10 questions you can ask to confirm that safety is the camp’s number one priority.

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Birds and Bees: You can never have enough tips to talk about sex!

KidSafe’s philosophy is to empower parents to talk with their children about their personal safety – that means talking to kids about their bodies, relationships, boundaries, love, and everything in between. These conversations make your kids smarter for sure and safer too! Check out what NPR had to say in this article: The Birds And…

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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. Florida Mandates Child Trafficking Prevention Education – What does this mean for our young children?

A.    Child Trafficking Education. These words can be frightening. What do they mean for you and your child? Florida leads the nation in promoting child trafficking education for children. We are the first state to require instruction in child trafficking prevention for students in grades K – 12. As that wonderful idea sinks in, let’s…

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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: My kids all have access to ipads – is it really an issue for them to be online alone?

A: Think of it this way: Would you drop your 7 year old off to have some alone time at a carnival? The mall? The movie theater? So why would you let them have full access to the internet? Think about it. It probably wouldn’t be the best choice to send our child alone to…

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Q: What do I do if a child tells me—or hints—that they are being abused? 

A: The child has found the courage to tell you about a difficult experience because they trust you and they need help. This is your chance to prove that they trusted the right person. Perhaps you are a part of their Circle of Safe Adults. Here are the key steps to follow: Remain calm. Do…

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Q: My kid tattles all the time! How do I get them to stop?

A: We have a remedy for this. Knowing the difference between tattling and reporting is an important part of personal safety. Children can easily learn the difference between tattling and reporting and you will have a calmer household for it. Simply stated: TATTLING is telling on someone to get them in trouble. REPORTING  is done to…

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