As part of Child Passenger Safety Week, which begins Monday, AAA and other safety organizations are encouraging parents to take the time to ensure their children are in the correct seat for their age and size when riding in the car. AAA says 3 out of 4 car seats are not installed correctly, putting roughly 75% of children at a greater risk of injury or death. More Headlines Trade in car seat for 20% off at Target right now Mom's Nagging Text About Newborn's Car Seat May Have Saved His Life Day care owner drugged children, tied them to car seats for hours, police say AAA recommends following the car seat and child restraint guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics, which in August updated its recommendations to encourage children to stay in rear-facing seats until they reach the upper weight or height limit of the seat. Previous recommendations said children could graduate to a forward-facing seat after their second birthday. Cynthia … [Read more...] about AAA: Don’t move child to next car seat stage too soon
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PUBLISHED: 15:20 06 September 2018 Stacey Turner An illustration created by Claire Spake with guidance from Stacey Turner to represent separation anxiety without the use of words. Archant Probably one of the biggest development’s in any young child’s life is the day they start school. Yet for many, the anxiety of being separated from parents means this is a traumatic time for all involved. Stacey Turner, a former teacher, children’s author and expert of separation anxiety, looks at how to cope with this experience in the second part of this feature. Separation anxiety expert Stacey Turner.Imagine your child learning self-care, soothing and survival skills in their formative years, skills which build confidence, trust and resilience they can carry forward and draw on when required in the future. For a child to learn it’s OK to feel the way they do and that it’s OK to reach out for help is vital to ensure they feel heard, understood and valued.Anxious … [Read more...] about Is the new school year causing your child to feel separation anxiety?
Share Tweet Share Email Comments Print Toledoan Alexisjoy Haynes is trying to get child-support payments set up to her take care of her 4-year-old child. THE BLADE/LORI KING Enlarge | Buy This Image Alexisjoy Haynes has two kids, ages 4 and 14, to feed. Ms. Haynes, a 34-year-old Toledo resident who works as a medical assistant and phlebotomist, has been trying to set child-support payments for her 4-year-old to make it easier to pay her grocery bills, which can spike when her children are hungry. But in Ohio consistent child support payments are no guarantee, especially in cases involving low-income noncustodial parents. Statewide, only 30 percent of families due child support payments of $75 or less a month receive payments at all, in part because the support system sets orders too high for low-income payers, experts said. Missed payments can make it hard for custodial parents to afford child care, clothes, and other necessities, and the children whom … [Read more...] about New law will overhaul Ohio’s child support system
There hasn’t been a hijacking of a commercial American aircraft since the attack on the World Trade Center in 2001, even as hijacking continue around the world. There could be a multitude of reasons for this success including stronger cockpit doors and tougher TSA screening, or at least the illusion of tougher TSA screenings. Apparently, most hijackers just can’t afford to wait in lines that long. Another reason could be the Federal Air Marshal (FAM) program where an armed marshal, or two because they often work in pairs, fly undercover amongst the passengers. On September 11, 2001, we had a whopping 50 air marshal positions on the federal payroll. Today we have between 3,500 and 4,000 of them to police some 30,000 commercial U.S. flights a day. Is that enough? According to their union boss, “If you were to attempt to place a team of just two FAMs on each flight, it would require an agency of over 75,000 FAMs.” Fortunately, potential bad guys have other armed … [Read more...] about Why your child is safer in a plane than in school
Humans are social animals. We live in groups. We care for our offspring for years. We cooperate with each other (the United States Congress notwithstanding). Most of all, we have lasting relationships with other individual humans – what biologists call long-term pair bonds.Some of these pair bonds, you’ve surely noticed, are healthier than others. That’s where the field of relationship science comes in. Relationship scientists study how to build and maintain strong, intimate relationships. We perform laboratory experiments to understand the factors that make a relationship flourish or wither.In recent years, some researchers in relationship science, including us, have turned to a surprising resource for inspiration: Buddhism. We say ‘surprising’ because one of the central tenets of Buddhism is letting go of strong attachments, but a relationship is the very definition of a strong attachment. How can these opposing ideas be reconciled? And what does science … [Read more...] about Does Buddhist detachment allow for a healthier togetherness? – Lisa Feldman Barrett & John Dunne