Unexpected Things Parents Can Do To Protect Their Child: Tips From The Professionals- Part Two

Part two

As most of you know I have a strong connection to the world of first responders. My sister is a paramedic, my father-in-law is a fire chief, and a long time ago I worked directly with firefighters from all across the state at my “big girl job”.  I have heard the horror stories, I have seen the damage to families, and in recent weeks I have watched the tragedy unfold on TV.

So, I have headed to the professionals for their help, easing all those mom brains out there.

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Unexpected Things Parents Can Do To Protect Their Child: Tips From The Professionals- Part One

Unexpected things parents can do to protect their child_ Tips from the ProfessionalsPart one

It’s late at night, the room is dark. You can’t sleep and your mind begins to wander. You replay the day’s events over and over again in your head. You think about news coverage you watched as you prepared dinner. The horror on those families faces as they begged for help to find their missing child, the smoke billowing from the home where the firefighters pulled out the family pet, the dark red blood that covered the ground after the hit and run. The evening news shares those images with you as you were about to sit down to a family dinner.

You start to wonder, in the comfort of your bedroom, could that happen to us? How am I going to protect my kids in a world of bad things? You start to sweat and your heart starts to race.

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The Big Red Bag


Maybe it’s a cult following or it’s a rite of passage for young girls… whatever it is, there is nothing as magical as her smile as she holds that big red bag! The American Girl grin.

You should just be given a catalog as part of your discharge papers as you leave the hospital with your newborn, because no matter how much you try to put it off you WILL own one of those American Girl dolls at some point.

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