Add Safety to Your Sprucing This Spring
Nearly 4 million kids across the country take a trip to the emergency department each year for injuries that happen at home. Even more eye-opening: many of them can be prevented. While January gets the credit for fresh starts, it’s spring that often powers the potential for change. Warm weather and longer days inspire cleaning, decluttering and a general refresh of our spaces and lives. This season, as you tackle cobwebs, windows and floors, add safety to your sprucing scene with these 10 tips
How to Have a Memorable Spring Break at Home
Spring break is here, but a week-long beach vacation isn’t on the agenda for all families. If schedules, budgets or other reasons are keeping you home this spring, here are some ideas to keep your kiddos entertained and have a memorable “vacation” right here at home!
Keeping kids safe from accidental poisonings
According to the American Association of Poison Control Center, over 91% of poison exposures in Missouri and Kansas occur in the home, and over 45% of those cases involved children under the age of 5.
Eating disorders: First warning signs
Eating disorders do not discriminate, anyone can develop one. Eating disorders are a serious but treatable mental illness. The quicker the behaviors are recognized and addressed, the more likely there is to be a positive outcome. Recently our team worked with parents from our Eating Disorders Parent and Family Advisory Council to develop a series of videos to help support the community. In the video below learn more about early warning signs of an eating disorder.
Marijuana edibles: Staying safe around kids
With the recent legalization of recreational marijuana in Missouri, we are seeing more children accidently consume marijuana edibles. As these foods often look like your everyday treats—cookies, brownies, chocolate or gummy candies—children may eat them, unaware they contain marijuana. Despite preventive regulations for child-resistant packaging, warning labels and public health campaigns, unintentional ingestion continues to rise, so below are some frequently asked questions about the dangers of marijuana ingestion in children, how to safely secure these items and what to do if you expect your child has ingested edibles.