How to Choose and Properly Fit a Bike Helmet

Summer officially begins this week and that means it’s time to dust off those bikes and scooters, and dig all the summer gear out of the mystery bins in the garage.

It’s also a great time for a refresher on helmet safety. How do you know if your child’s helmet fits properly? Is there a shelf life for helmets? Are helmets with spikes safe?

The experts at the American Family Children’s Hospital Safety Center offer these tips for proper protection:

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13 more reasons…

The second season of the provocative 13 Reasons Why Netflix series was released last week, and although it’s not getting nearly as much attention as the first season, it is still filled with controversy, risk taking behaviors, and guns (lots of guns).  After learning a lesson from last season, this season starts with a substantial trigger warning and ends with another gut-wrenching, hard-to-watch sexual assault scene (and another scene that hit a little too close to home, leaving Netflix to cancel the premiere event).  Where suicide was the focus of the first season, this season focuses a little more on gun violence. So, in honor of National Gun Violence Awareness Day on June 1st (#WearOrange) we’re going to talk a little about guns.

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Know Before You Mow: What You Need to Know About Lawn Mower Safety

With the snow finally melted away, and the weather officially beginning to feel like spring, we know that the day is nearing when we be starting the lawn mower for our first official mow of the season! Although this is something many of us look forward to after a very long winter, there are also many dangers that we need to be aware of regarding lawn mowers to keep our kids safe.

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