Posts Tagged Child Safety

When is Enough simply Enough, Nadya Suleman?

Posted by Rob on Thursday, 25 February, 2010

Nadya Suleman just appeared on The View and basically said she can’t rule out having another child in the future.

This is the woman known as “Octomom,” who had octuplets by in vitro fertilization last January, already had 6 older kids, and has since been widely criticized for having such a huge family as a single mother with 14 kids on public assistance.

“If someday far, far, far, far in the future, when they’re older, if I meet somebody… I’m not going to say 100 percent no,” said Suleman when asked if she wanted any more kids. “I’m not going to say someday far in the future I will get married and want a baby with that person.”

nadya-suleman-octomomHow do you keep track of that many kids? I have four kids. I can not even fathom ten more children running around, competing for attention and trying to keep them safe and secure 24/7.

I’m sure we have all had that split second gut-wrenching feeling of turning around in a busy store and finding that our child who was just right there, is nowhere in sight. I can’t imagine Nadya would even notice a missing child or two right away.

We have a “electronic child leash” that lets you know immediately if your child wanders too far away from you. The Child Guard is a kid friendly animal-shaped transmitter sends a signal to the adult’s receiver. Adjustable to a distance of 6 to 30 feet, the device will start to beep when your child starts to stray.

If you have more than once child, or if another parent is using a similar child monitoring device in the same area, the frequencies adjust themselves automatically, much like a car door or garage door opener. That way, only your device goes off.

You could even attach this device to other objects, besides children. Clip one to your purse or wallet, crank down the setting to 6 feet and know if someone just snuck off with your belongings before they get a mile away…

Features of the Child Guard monitor:

* Simple and easy to use in a compact wireless design. Clip and go.
* Child friendly design, transmitter strategically hidden in a toy panda clip.
* Rotating dial adjusts the range from anywhere between 6 and 30 feet.
* Transmitter can be attached by buckle, to clothes, or worn as a necklace.
* Suitable for either indoor and outdoor use.
* Lithium batteries are included.
* Easy to understand instructions.

This device is a technological advance to those kid leash straps, that kids (and dogs) used to get harnessed into. This is a perfect solution to help wrangle a child or two, it just isn’t possible to keep both eyes on your child every second.

As neat as this device is, I’m not sure it would do a lick of good for Nadya Suleman’s small village. The non-stop beeping of children running in 14 different directions, while humorous to watch, would probably would drive her insane in a matter of seconds… that is more insane than she already is.

Be Safe, Be Prepared, Know when enough is enough.

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Important Child Safety Points to Consider

Posted by Rob on Wednesday, 28 May, 2008

Ensuring the safety of your child is one of the
most difficult but important aspects of parenting.
It would be nice if we could train and arm our
children with some pepper spray or a stun gun
and feel safe sending them out into the world,
but we all know that is not the case.

Children are inherently trusting or easily convinced
that something would be okay, even if at first it
appears not. The old “man in a van with candy”
scenario isn’t too far of a stretch.

What are the most important things parents
should tell children about safety?

1. Always check first with a parent, guardian, or
trusted adult before going anywhere, accepting
anything, or getting into a car with anyone.

2. Do not go out alone. Always take a friend with
when going places or playing outside.

3. Say no if someone tries to touch you, or treats
you in a way that makes you feel scared,
uncomfortable, or confused. Get out of the situation
as quickly as possible.

4. Tell a parent, guardian, or trusted adult if you
feel scared, uncomfortable, or confused.

5. There will always be someone to help you, and
you have the right to be safe.

What should a parent know when talking to a
child about safety?

1. Don’t forget your older children. Children aged
11 to 17 are equally at risk to victimization. At the
same time you are giving your older children more
freedom, make sure they understand important
safety rules as well, online as well as offline in the
real world.

2. Speak to your children in manner that is calm
and non-threatening. Children do not need to be
frightened to get the point across. In fact, fear can
thwart the safety message, because fear can be
paralyzing to a child.

3. Speak openly. Children will be less likely to
come to you about issues enshrouded in secrecy.
If they feel that you are comfortable discussing the
subject at hand, they may be more forthcoming.

4. Do not teach “stranger danger.” Children do not
have the same understanding of “strangers” as
adults; the concept is difficult for them to grasp.
Based on what we know about those who harm
children, people known to children and/or their
families actually present greater danger to children
than do “strangers.” It is much more beneficial to
children to help them build the confidence and
self-esteem they need to stay as safe as possible
in any potentially dangerous situation they encounter
rather than teaching them to be “on the look out”
for a particular type of person.

5. Practice what you preach. You may think your
children understand your message, but until they
can incorporate it into their daily lives, it may not
be clearly understood. Find opportunities to practice
“what if” scenarios. If an incident occurs in your
community and your child asks you about it, speak
frankly but with reassurance. Explain to your children
that you want to discuss the safety rules with them,
so that they will know what to do if they are ever
confronted with a difficult situation.

6. Teach your children that safety is more
important than manners. In other words, it is more
important for children to get themselves out of a
threatening situation than it is to be polite. They also
need to know that it is okay to tell you what happened,
and they won’t be tattletales.

7. Make sure your child knows how to dial 911 and
ask for help. This is a skill that can be taught at a
relative early age. Make sure they know how, when
and why this is necessary.

One self defense product on the market that may actually
have some merit as a viable tool for a child would be a
personal alarm. As long as the child is mature enough to
realize that it is not a toy to be sounded for fun, personal
alarms
are electronic devices that emit an extremely loud
siren-like sound.

The loud sound may draw much needed attention to the
situation and increases the risk of getting caught to the
assailant. The assailant would not like drawing attention
to himself and may flee the immediate area. Nothing is
foolproof, but every little bit helps. Hopefully your child
is armed with enough knowledge and tools to prevent
or escape any unfortunate situation that arises.

As your child grows up and goes away to college, you
may wish to consider some more functional and
powerful self defense options.

It would be nice to believe that nothing will happen to
you, but the reality of it is that an ounce of protection
could be worth more than a pound of cure. What is Worth
Protection to you? Your belongings? Your family? Your
personal well-being?

Yours in safety,

Rob

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Self Defense Summer Sale

Posted by Rob on Thursday, 15 May, 2008

Check out our Summer Sale!

Self defense products and safety equipment are an
unfortunate necessity in today’s society. Browse through
our wide selection of stun guns, pepper sprays, knives,
home protection, Mace, pepper foam, child safety, personal
alarms
, voice changers, safety lights, diversion safes, hand held
metal detectors
, home alarms, Tasers, instructional fighting
DVDs
and much more, ALL ON SALE NOW!

It would be nice to believe that nothing will happen to you,
but the reality of it is that an ounce of protection could
be worth more than a pound of cure. What is Worth
Protection to you? Your belongings? Your family? Your
personal well-being?

Yours in safety,

Rob

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