Hi Folks — Now for something completely different. This piece of mine recently ran in the Washington Post. Enjoy! – L.
Tips for Keeping Your Child Safe. Very, Very Safe
It’s summertime, which means it’s time for parents to think about safety — only safety. That’s what all the parenting magazines and Web sites will tell you, as will every TV news report that begins, “It was a beautiful summer day until . . . ”As a result, you know how important it is for your children to avoid all swimming pools, playgrounds, lakes, camps, parks, bugs, balls, hoses, horses, exercise, soap bubbles, sunbeams, sand, sugar and, of course, other children.
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