Summer Safety Tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).

Summer Safety Tips: Staying Safe Outdoors Fireworks Safety​​ Fireworks can result in severe burns, blindness, scars, and even death. Fireworks that are often thought to be safe, such as sparklers, can reach temperatures above 1000 degrees Fahrenheit, and can burn users and bystanders. Families should attend community fireworks displays run by professionals rather than using fireworks at home. The AAP recommends prohibiting public sale of all fireworks, including those by mail or the Internet.​ Bug Safety Don't use scented soaps, perfumes or hair sprays on your child.
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Arizona School Bus Rules

For over twenty three million students nationwide, the school day begins and ends with a trip on the school bus. The greatest risk is not riding the bus, but approaching or leaving the bus. Before the children go back to school or start school for the first time, it is essential that adults and children know traffic safety rules. School Bus Safety for Drivers Drivers should do the following things to stay safe around school buses and school children: When backing out of a driveway or leaving a garage, watch out for children walking or bicycling to school. When driving in nei
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Beware, Soccer Moms and Dads!

Did you know that movable soccer goals can fall over and kill or injure children who climb on them or hang from the crossbar.  They can also blow over in strong winds.  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has reports of at least 35 deaths since 1979 resulting from soccer goals falling over. Both homemade and professionally manufactured soccer goals are involved in these incidents.To keep your kids safe and help prevent deaths and injuries associated with soccer goals, follow these safety suggestions:   Securely anchor or counter-weight movable soccer goals at all times.
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What should parents look for regarding post-concussive syndrome in children?

If your child was involved in trauma, he or she may seem OK.  Post-concussive symptoms in kids show up differently than with adults, however.  If in doubt, always consult a medical professsional for your child. With babies, it can be difficult to recognize that a brain injury has occurred. The most obvious symptom is loss of consciousness but other signs include crying inconsolably and not being able to be comforted, vomiting, or excessive sleepiness. Refusing to eat, prolonged irritability, or unusual or prolonged periods of quietness or inactivity may also be signs of a concussion or more
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The Law on Bullying

Q. What do I do if my child is being harassed by a bully at school? A. Arizona has a new law that requires schools to have policies on bullying, harassment and intimidation. The message is clear: create an environment where bullying is not tolerated. Each school is required to have a procedure for students, parents and teachers to confidentially report bullying behavior to a school official to trigger investigation, punishment and prevention of further bullying behavior. See A.R.S. §15-341. If the bullying acts threaten or actually cause injury to a person or property, then more severe penal
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