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Help Your Child to Be Safe and Healthy

Help Your Child to Be Safe and Healthy

Help Your Child to Be Safe and Healthy

Thoughtful parents are always concerned about eating or activity habits of their children. Ow it is time to think about rules of healthy and safe life of kids. First thing to bring into notice is that children usually copy the habits of their parents, that is why it is essential to follow these rules yourself if you want your child to do the same.

Kids should learn to:
1. Think about the consequences of every action.
2. Talk you about things that bother them
3. Eat healthy food
4. Relax properly
5. Attend different activities

How to prevent illnesses? Here are the rules of healthy life that help to stay fit
• Wash hands before you eat, when you return home from the street, each time you use the toilet or blow nose
• Hat, comb, toothbrush are your personal items, do not share them
• Always cover mouth when you sneeze or cough
• Never touch any body fluids

These rules will help your kid to be safer and avoid possible dangers of the real world:
• Do not touch pets when they are eating or with their babies
• In a car always wear a seat belt
• Do not forget about a helmet when biking or skating
• Learn number of emergency help and know how to call there
• Stay away from strangers
• Do not panic if you get lost – ask for help immediately
• Do not play around cars and never run crossing the street
• Do not touch guns (they have to be locked up with ammunition hidden separately)

Dangers of inappropriate social circle
• Teach kids to not to spend time with age-mates who use drugs or alcohol or are involved in dangerous activities
• Your kids should know that the best answers to the offers to go to the parties where alcohol or dangerous behavior will be, are: “I think that it is a bad idea” or simply “No, thanks”
• Encourage kids to attend safe activities and involve their friends there too
• Support your kids when they are pressured by others to use drugs or alcohol.

Parents of teens should have a “sex talk” with them, no matter how awkward you will feel about that. The earlier you will discuss it, the better prepared your child will be. For example, warn your teen to:

• Have sex only when they are prepared physically and emotionally
• Use protection
• Know the sexual history and high-risk behaviors of potential sex partners