How to Talk to Your Kids About School Lockdown Drills

When it comes to the safety of children, most schools are not only conducting fire and tornado drills but lockdown drills as well.

Lockdown drills are a set of procedures designed to familiarize students with ways to quickly, effectively and safely protect themselves against the threat of an armed or violent intruder. This includes barricading themselves in classrooms, staying away from doors and windows, hiding and keeping quiet.

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Trampoline Parks – Yes or No?

If you wanted to find a trampoline park about a decade ago, you’d have a hard time doing it: there were only about three around at the time. Now, there are roughly 800 such trampoline parks around the country, and though they’ve become popular play areas for both children and adults, they also present a serious risk of injuries.

“Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.”

Michael J. Fox

“All parents damage their children. It cannot be helped. Youth, like pristine glass, absorbs the prints of its handlers. Some parents smudge, others crack, a few shatter childhoods completely into jagged little pieces, beyond repair.”

Mitch Albom