Category: Adult Leadership

Keeping Playdates Fun and Safe

When setting up playdates with kids who we think will enjoy spending time together, we usually think of logistics such as what time and which house. Here are 8 safety questions to ask when planning to have your child spend time at a new friend’s house that will help make sure everyone has fun and stays safe.


Summer Safety Resources

Taking trips, going to camp, or spending more time on their own in the neighborhood can be great for kids in the summer. But changing routines and going to new places can also present new risks. Here are some resources providing simple steps parents can take and safety skills they can teach their kids before summer camp and recreational activities start, in ways that are fun and age-appropriate rather than scary.


Fortune and Fame – or Halls of Shame?

What does it take to protect child entertainers from abuse? Once again, we see news headlines leaving us with troubling questions about the way that the exploitation of young people has been accepted and overlooked in the film industry. This time, actor Michael Egan is accusing well-known entertainment executives Bryan Singer, Garth Ancier, Gary W. […]


Be Safety Nets, Parachutes, and Guides – Not Smothering Blankets

The real problem is NOT appropriate protection but mistaken, confusing, and inconsistent protection leading to anxiety and knee-jerk reactions that do not make anyone safer. Yes, we need to be tolerant of reasonable risks instead of smothering kids by wrapping them in so many blankets that they cannot move.
At the same time, it is irresponsible to abandon kids to fate without adequate preparation and knowledge about how the world works.


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