Summer heat invites the happy sounds of children frolicking in the yards, trips to the beach, family reunions, summer camp, and other fun times. It is easy to miss the increase of ambulance sirens in the background. Although summertime is the time to relax and let go, we parents must not relax too much.
Although it is important to have fun while at the beach, it is also important to be on alert for jellyfish when in the water or walking along the beach. Listen to the warnings of the lifeguards and watch children carefully.
Happy National Distracted Driving Awareness Month to all! The danger of texting while driving has been a hot issue in the media for the past few years. There have been pushes from the media and law enforcement to stress its dangers. Do you remember the big push by Oprah Winfrey’s “No Phone Zone” pledge not to text while driving? (4) The latest push is the commercials that show what was being texted at the time of deadly or debilitating accidents. These touch a special place in all of us.
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. It is appalling to realize that this awareness is even necessary, but the news shows and social media tell the sad stories. Like all other types of abuse, dating violence does not depend on age, race, sex, or creed. Abuse is abuse in any and every language and it should never be tolerated or accepted. But this month we want to bring attention to the teen abuse.