Extra time behind the wheel, long days at the lake and added exposure to the sun are just a few of the hazards kids and teens face as summer officially grabs hold. Unfortunately not everyone gets the summer months off. Parents are left to pick up the slack and still put in their 40 hours each week to pay the bills. So how do you keep your kids safe and the boss happy at the same time?
The Centers for Disease Control has made available a wealth of resources for parents asking themselves that very question. ‘Keep Kids Safe and Healthy during the Summer’ aims to be a one-stop shop for just about anybody looking for answers.
- Is it safe to leave my child home alone?
- What about alcohol and drugs?
- They’re going to the lake with some friends, what should they know?
- What if they have an asthma attack? What are some common summertime triggers?
Of course youthful hazards don’t stop with the chiming of the school bells in August. The CDC also offers a breadth of additional resources for keeping kids, teens and families healthy the year round.