Talk To Your Teen

Written by Cori Sachais Swidorsky

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Talk to your teen about their day; ask them if they are having any frustrations with school or their friends. Talk to them about drugs, alcohol and sex, because those are issues they are faced with allrepparttar time. Sharing your experiences as a teen with your child opens up a whole new world to them. They now see you as someone who had to facerepparttar 148832 same things as they do. It might make them think you DO understand. Let them ask questions about how you dealt with certain situations as a teenager. Nothing should be a forbidden topic.

Being a parent means guiding our children through liferepparttar 148833 best way we can. The best way to do that is to communicate with them. Talk TO your teen today!

I Reside in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Stay at home mom,work at home mom, author and editor of Informing Women Newsletter and owner of Author of Advice from an Ordinary Woman column for the Crescent Hills NewsLetter. Have articles published at , and other various websites.

Safe Splashing: Basic Water Safety for Families

Written by Sherri Allen

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A plastic ring buoy is so light even a child can save a life ifrepparttar need arises. These items coupled with a pool emergency action plan -- similar to a fire drill -- helprepparttar 148678 whole family breathe a little easier.

In addition,repparttar 148679 Red Cross recommends that pools be surrounded on all sides by a fence that is at least 4 feet high. It should not provide any footholds, which would allow a child to climb over or spacing to climb through. The fence should have a self-closing, self-locking gate that is locked whenrepparttar 148680 pool is not in use.

4. Pack a "safety" bag for a day atrepparttar 148681 beach or lake. The properly packed safety bag will help ensure a fun day in which everyone comes home safe and sound. Water-proof sunscreen with an SPF 15 or higher, water shoes to keep feet safe fromrepparttar 148682 heat and sharp objects on land and plenty of water are musts. All containers should be plastic to prevent injuries from breaking glass. Also, a hat and sunglasses keep eyes safe from dangerous UV rays.

5. Learn Red Cross first aid and CPR. Whilerepparttar 148683 above tips can help prevent emergencies, it is important to know what to do if a situation arises. And all caregivers, including grandparents, older siblings and babysitters should have these lifesaving skills.

For more information on staying safe in and aroundrepparttar 148684 water visit or contact your local American Red Cross chapter.

About the Author: Sherri Allen is the editor of an award-winning website devoted to topics such as family, food, garden, house&home and money. For free articles, information, tips, recipes, reviews and coloring pages, visit .

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