As your child reaches this stage of life they are earning and you are permitting additional freedoms.  With this new found freedom come additional safety considerations.  The safety of your child is your top priority.  We would like to offer you some things to consider in the safety of your child:

Stranger Danger: Kids will by nature trust and through our actions and our words we teach them daily to adhere to what an older person or adult tells them.  We must also give them solid advice on when the time is right to follow what an older person or adult tells them to do.   Please visit the following website for information on what effective advice and training will help keep your child safer:

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Car Safety: Riding in a car seems harmless enough but every year unrestrained children are critically injured and killed in motor vehicle accidents and many times it is not due to excessive speeds.  Please visit the following website for information on how properly restrain your child while in a motor vehicle.

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Bicycle / Scooter / Skate Board Safety: Helmets are not just for football and hockey.  Helmets are a necessity when your child uses any type wheeled vehicle be it a bicycle, scooter, skates or a skate board.  Protect their heads. Please visit the following website for information on Helmet Safety.

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Water / Pool Safety : Here in Florida your child has access to all kinds of bodies of water.  If you have a pool you probably have considered your child’s safety around water but pools are not the only way a child can be harmed by water.  Ponds, lakes, canals, ditches, neighbors unsecured pool areas and even bathtubs can pose a threat.

More Information: For more safety tips and education please follow these very informative links:

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