Tips To Make Your Kids Safe

When it comes to kids’, parents are always proactive about their protection, especially when leaving them alone at home. But, the question is what all should they do to ensure their child’s safety when they are not around?

While there are lots of things that they can do, however, the most important one is to teach them some significant security tips. Basically, it is the responsibility of parents to educate their kids about some safe keeping ideas which can come in handy whether or not they are with their juniors. So, following are the Home Security Tips that you must share with your little ones:

1) Restrict the Social Media Postings:

As nowadays everyone is socially active, including young ones, thus, it becomes imperative to make them understand that they have to be careful while sharing information on social channels as this might lead to burglary and other undesirable incidents. Share with them the situations and convey them the consequences. Also, instruct them not to share personal information online like vacation plans or trips (If they are very keen, then ask them to post things after coming back).

2) Display Good Behavior:

Do things that you want your kids to grasp. They learn what they see. So, try to display things through your behavior first like closing doors & windows before leaving the house. Parents may even involve their offspring in these tasks as well.

3) Make your Kids learn the Emergency Numbers:

Tell your children about 911 and other emergency contact numbers, including your number and numbers of some trusted people. Guardians can even pen down these numbers and keep them besides land line phone. Also, making them learn the home address by heart can be pretty useful specifically in case they call 911 and they have to convey operator about it.

4) Install and Instruct about the Security Systems:

Positioning security systems like security alarms, security cameras, etc. will give you peace of mind when you are out. As children are mischievous, thus, they might end up doing some pranks or something naughty which you might not be happy about. And, to hide their activities they might deactivate the cameras for a while. So, instruct your kids strictly not to tamper with the security cameras. Also, share with them how to arm and disarm the alarm systems.

5) Unknown Parcels should not be accepted:

Kids should be guided not to accept any courier parcel which they don’t know about or for which their parents didn’t mention anything beforehand.

6) Educate about when to answer the door:

If your descendants are alone and the need to answer the door, they should know that they have to look through the peephole first to see if it is a known face or not. And, if it is an unknown face, then they should answer through the intercom or open the door with the door chain latched. Also, while communicating with the stranger, children should inform that their parents are in the neighborhood or have gone to some nearby market and will be back in a few minutes, thus, requesting the person to come again later.

7) Train them how to answer the calls:

When you are away and your little darlings receive a call, they should be edified not to give their details on the phone rather, ask for the name of the person on the other side and take down the message. Also, they shouldn’t let the fact get conveyed to the other person that they are alone at home. Instead, they can portray that their elders are occupied with some important work and will get back to them soon.

So, these are some easy tips that all guardians should teach to their sons and daughters.

Benefit Of Preschooler

So I love the environment and being outdoors. But I know for sure everyone is not big on the great outdoors. However, in light of the very best season of the year FALL/AUTUMN, I think it’s an awesome time to be outdoors and get some experience with some Green parenting skills.

So Fall/Autumn is a great time to be outdoors because you need no sunscreen. It’s never that hot and if it gets a little chilly you can throw on a cute sweater and keep going and the meltdowns are never as bad from those desert heat tantrums that happen in the Summer.

The visuals of fall also bring with it some cool and calming colors that along with the food (Vitamin A infused) are great for your health; particularly your eyes and your skin!

For us, green parenting relates to getting outside with the preschoolers in school and at home. It is essential, and to keep it interesting here are some things we like to do

Gardening

  • Plant some winter veggies like lettuce (Winter/Lambs); sugar snap peas; broad beans; rainbow carrots
  • These are a few interesting ones that you can use in the lunches you still have to make for these tricky kids and in any case when they are out there checking on their veggies they might like to eat them in their food, even if you grind it to a pulp!

Dance and Drama

  • Put on a play or a dance or make up a song about all things autumn (pumpkins, Peter Rabbits in your vegetable gardens! Planting winter lettuce, leaves falling, leaves staying on, school’s out! And so on)
  • Let the kids be their own imaginative and playful self. Let them make an outdoor stage in your backyard and even dress up. Let them plan this performance so they practice for it and give you a break (great if you have more than one, or friends from the neighborhood to join in). Make it big and CLAP loud and cheer when they’re done. Don’t forget the apple cider ‘champagne for the STARS

Daily Physical Activity (LOL)

  • Your spin on scavenger hunt or color walk (depending on your energy level) – are you working on any languages right now? Or are you working on numbers, math skills etc.?
  • Walking to find say 7 things of one color is one thing, but making it a little more challenging like all 7 things must be circles or like circles. Or use your 7 things to make letters. Just think about where your child is at. Have you ever made numbers by eating off pieces of pretzels?

Brain tease – Libraries are Cool Beans

  • Reading is cool but it’s even cooler when it’s just all about the one thing you wanted to know about the whole week! When the kids keep asking about one or two specific things, tell them to hold on to those thoughts and this fall you pick one topic at a time to go to the library and get books on that subject.
  • This way if your preschooler is starting to read on their own you can get one book at their level (if possible) and a ton that you can read to them each day and night for that week. Just see how much they love you now!

Fun in the Leafs

  • Your front yard or backyard is the best-kept secret for fun. Let the leaves fall down, and then JUMP! Leaf Labyrinths are fun to make; they tire out everyone and are super to walk through once you are done. Make a wish when you get to the center or say a prayer for someone far away!
  • Create new designs for chalk hopscotch on your driveway such as spider-web hopscotch; honeycomb hopscotch; maple leaf hopscotch. You’ve got the idea!

Building on our experience we ask that you take time to get interactive outside with light green parenting during the autumn season with your little ones.

Guide To Use Diapers When Travelling

Contrary to common belief, traveling with cloth diapers isn’t that complicated. In fact, there are many benefits of choosing the cloth way.

• The change in environment can irritate your baby and by choosing disposables, something which she isn’t comfortable in, can really irk the baby’s mood (and result in not-so-much amazing trip)

• Plus, if your baby is used to cloth diapers from the beginning, the sudden change can cause irritation and rashes.

• Most of us parents choose reusable diapers for its affordability. And while traveling, the cost of buying disposables can get exorbitant. So, if you want to stick with cheaper options, pack your reusable diapers with you.

• Choosing cloth will soothe your eco-conscious mind, even if it’s a bit of work.

Using cloth diapers while on a vacation can be a simple, easy process. Here are some useful tips to help you sail through your cloth diapering journey while on the go.

Understand your Traveling Plan

Before you begin thinking about reusable diapers, you need to understand the situation you will be in. How many days is the trip for? Are you traveling by car or plane? Will you have laundering options, or you need to use your hotel bathroom? If you are staying at a friend’s place, are they okay with you washing the cloth diapers in their machine?

What to Pack

Cloth Diapers & Diaper covers

First things first, figure out how many reusable diapers does your baby need in a day. Next, think about how often you would wash the cloth diapers and for how many days you’d be gone. It’s best to wash them once in 3 days. Depending on this calculation, pack your reusable diapers.

Pocket diapers are very comfy while traveling, all with their breathable fibers. Also, if you use disposable liners, it’s very easy to clean soiled diapers without staining them. AIOs and Hybrid diapers are also great choices.

But if washing your cloth diapers seems to be a little tricky, then flats and prefolds are your best bet. You can easily wash them in your bathroom tub or sink.

Note: Don’t forget about nighttime diapering. Pocket diapers and diapers with fleece liners are great for heavy wetters.

Pack at least 4-5 diaper covers for a 5-day trip.

Wet bags

Grab all the wet bags you have. They come quite handy. Have one large wet bag for your dirty reusable diapers. Have at least 3-4 small tote bags. So when you are out-and-about, you can just carry few cloth diapers instead of taking the heavier lot.

Wet bags are great for storing dirty clothes, swim wear and electronics. So the more wet bags the better.

Other Cloth Diaper Accessories

Whether you want to use cloth or disposable wipes, make sure you have an ample supply of wipes. Fleece liners and inserts are the next on your list. Also, carry your own detergent. If you are sure about using the washing machine, get the right detergent.

Be Realistic

The most important part is to be realistic. Can you handle the situation? If not, don’t shy away from mixing both cloth and disposables.

How To Get Rid Childish Things

The numbers don’t lie. That is the first lesson we learn in the business world fresh out of college. Understanding the metrics of any profession is an absolute must before experiencing any measure of success. Grasping the magnitude of the autism epidemic is no different, as millions of families are coping with the wrath of this disorder. Since the 1990’s we have followed the destructive path autism has inflicted on families around the world. The numbers have increased significantly since then, but care and treatment options remain limited. Moreover, we are as perplexed today in many areas related to autism spectrum disorders as we were some 30 years ago. That’s not to minimize the progress made in the areas of medical research and therapeutic intervention resulting in improvements for many. Nor is this a plea to eliminate early intervention assessments which have proven vital to long term success. This is, however, a declaration based on experience and observation that the time has come for us to end neglecting adults with autism.

The early statistics from the 1990’s has yielded an entire generation of now young adults coming of age in a world that seems unsure about their presence. No longer children, these adults are seeking validation from a world that once dismissed autism as a passing fad. They don’t want pity or patronage, but real opportunities to prove themselves as adults – not as children caught in a cycle of perpetual dependency. They are not children trapped in grown up bodies, or any other condescending caricature of what it means to live with autism. In order to accomplish this we must start with our speech, ensuring respect, dignity, and true tolerance. Like young adults everywhere, those on spectrum have long been recognized as having amazing talents, but society can’t seem to get past the hidden “stigma” of autism. The time has come for all of us to shed the labels and embrace these bright gifted young people for who they are. Who exactly are they, you ask? Autistic adults are fellow human beings who love, cry, reflect, create, and laugh out loud – just like the rest of us. They attend college or maybe decide to live with mom and dad; perhaps getting an apartment of their own to share with their favorite pet suits them best. In short, autistic adults encompass a diverse swatch of humanity with a multitude of abilities and interests.

Moving forward, the time is now to outline legislative initiatives related to jobs, housing, and safety concerns for autistic adults. We have failed miserably in introducing measures to nurture and protect our autistic brothers and sisters. Even our dialogue surrounding autism fails to address the plight of adults on the spectrum. To reiterate, there should be continued efforts to provide support services for autistic children. Advocating for expanded services for school age children is needed, in fact, due to broader diagnostic parameters for autism. That notwithstanding, addressing the needs of adults with autism must start now as aging parents are feeling pressure to identify appropriate solutions. Taking a single minded approach towards autism has not delivered a cure or changed much in the lives of most autistic families. There appears to be a fascination with discussing the proclivities of autistics in social settings, but little regard for others areas of life. Having more job training resources, dating and relationship counseling, life skills instructions, and money management classes are just a few relevant topics needed for adults with autism. Lip service is simply unacceptable in addressing the concerns impacting adults on the spectrum. They, and family members, deserve better and we are capable of delivering more to the autism community.

The number of adults with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder continues to grow at an alarming rate. However, there is limited media coverage regarding the challenges facing autistic adults. George is an autism author and advocate for adults on the spectrum.