Tips + Tricks: 6 Ways To Ensure Child Safety In The Car

To ensure child safety in the car is one of the challenges parents have to deal with on a daily basis. Even with stricter traffic rules and regulations, car crashes remain to be one of the top causes of childhood death around the globe. A parent can never really be too careful as accidents are lurking at every stop or bend on the road.

Here are a few ways parents can ensure child safety in the car:

Proper Use of Car Seats

Regardless of prevailing children restraint laws in your country or city, using a car seat for your child is non-negotiable. It can be a lifesaver in case of emergencies and tragic road accidents. But investing on a sturdy and good-branded car seat is not enough. You also need to use the car seat properly. It is a must to keep children two to four years of age on rear-facing car seats for as long as possible. You can begin placing them in forward-facing car seats once they reach the maximum height or weight limit of their car seat or when they turn 5 years old. Needless to say, investing on a sturdy and multi-purpose car seat will not only save your child’s life but will also save you a considerable amount of money. Opting for a combination child seat/booster seats will allow you to use the item for a longer period of time.

Buckle Up

Children who are inside the car must buckle up at all times. Whether they are still in car seats, or booster seats, or old enough to use seat belts alone, they must be strapped in before the car leaves. According to CDC, serious and fatal injuries can be prevented by up to 80% if parents practice buckling children up appropriately at any given time. Unfortunately, a lot of road-related deaths and injuries appear because adults fail to buckle the children up.

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Tips + Tricks With Clay Advisors: 3 Fun Ways To Teach Children About Money

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It is never too early to teach children about money management. Handling their finances well is an important skill they will carry towards adulthood. Their attitude towards money ~ whether in saving, earning, or spending, once they grow up and attain purchasing power will rely greatly on how they were taught about money when they were small children. Here are a few tips and tricks on how to teach the small ones about money and the value of spending it wisely and saving up.

Give Them A Piggy Bank

Smaller children may not yet grasp the concept of keeping a piggy bank, but it is ideal to teach them to save coins and bank notes as early as possible. Make it fun by getting them a cute piggy bank they cannot resist. Instruct smaller kids to put whatever money they get from families and relatives during holidays and birthdays into the piggy bank while the school-aged kids can set aside a portion of their school money to be put in the piggy bank daily.

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Education: The Main Issues School Psychologists Face

Long gone are the days when school psychologists at most had to do IQ and reading level tests and offer the occasional counseling session.

The breakdown of the family across society multiplies the odds children will experience emotional, learning, and social problems. That alone would increase the demand for school psychologist’s services. Yet school districts are cutting funding for services, resulting in more kids assigned to each psychologist. Technology hasn’t automated much of their jobs, and school psychologists rarely have access to them.

Unfortunately, bureaucracy has proliferated. This loads psychologists down with IEP tests and paperwork instead of dealing with at-risk students, though psychologists are expected to serve on the front lines of violence, bullying, and suicide preventing. They’re expected to do more with less, all while teaching cyber etiquette and dealing with the aftermath of cyber-bullying. A larger proportion of students suffer from learning disabilities and take medications, while a diverse society brings more conflict and confusion in and of itself.

WPS Publishing has released an infographic that outlines these and other challenges school psychologists face. For more information, click here.

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Jared’s Mailbox: Postcards From Canada

We received these postcards from Canada last week. They feature Canadian wildlife found in Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta. My Ninang {godmother} Niz said these wildlife roam freely around the park. I bet it would be awesome to see these bighorn sheep up-close. I thought they have the coolest horns, don’t you?

Thank you, Ninang for these cool cards. Adding them to my animal-themed collection! 😀

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Fun, Family, Fitness: Shakey’s Color Fun Run

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In line with its years of providing great times and great memories, Shakey’s, the leading casual dining restaurant in the country, is hosting its very own “Color Fun Run” on August 31, 2019.

More than a restaurant that serves fun and pizza, Shakey’s recognizes the importance of maintaining good health and wellness. Nowadays, there’s a constant need for people to relieve stress and improve their state of health. This fun-filled events is a great opportunity for a good cause, promote healthier living.

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