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What to teach your Children about Home Safety

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When it comes to home safety, everyone in your family, especially the kids must be aware of different aspects of it. Children are naive, but it’s your responsibility to make them aware of these home safety rules which they need to follow. You don’t want any panic to be generated in the occurrence of any untoward situations. We have listed a few tips that you should educate your children about.

Not open the door for strangers:
You cannot do anything to help your child and keep your home safe if your kid opens doors to strangers. Have a proper talk with your child and make him aware of the dangers of letting strangers in your home. And strictly warn them not to entertain them in any case.

Safety from electronic gadgets and devices:
Turning off the switches, the geysers and other gadgets in your home should be done by kids under your supervision so that, they manage it well in your absence. Make them aware of all the essentials to keep themselves from safe from electrocution and burns.

Location of emergency contact numbers:
You did your responsibility of putting down all the probable numbers you may need if an emergency arises. But make sure you place it in an easily accessible place and make it known to your children too.

Locking the door properly when leaving home:
You must train your kids properly and demonstrate how the doors of your home have to be secured. Show them and then ask them to do it in front of you, so that you are sure they know it well.

Access to the first aid kit:
Only access is not enough; your kid should know how basic first aid should be administered. In case of injuries in your absence, you can at least be sure your child can handle the situation till you hurry home.

Make them aware of how the fire alarm works:
Create a mock drill and make sure your kids know how the fire alarm beeps in case there is fire. Also, teach them which route to use to escape in case of emergency.

Safety in case of pets:
Your pets may be very affectionate, but certain things such a pulling their ears or tail or disturbing them while they have their food can annoy them. Teach your kid how to be gentle with pets and keep away from them when they show signs of agitation.

Water safety:
As much as possible, don’t leave your kids alone when they’re in anything full of water, whether its a bathtub or a pool. But in your absence, make sure your child knows he has not to venture into any water body without any elder person to supervise him.

While it’s not possible to avoid all the untoward situations, you can always take precautions to minimise damage caused. Teach your kids the right tips and keep them safe!

6 things Parents should know before sending Kids to School

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Enrolling your kid into a school is a significant milestone in yours as well as your child’s life. Though we know that this is going to happen someday, we’re not quite prepared for it when the day really comes. You were used to having your child around at home, and now he or she will spend more time in school. It’s a transitional phase, and both parents and children have to be prepared for it in a way that both enjoy this new phase which they’re embarking upon. There are a few things which you, as parents need to keep in mind before sending your child to school:

Make your child used to stay away from you:
It’s school, and your child won’t be sent back home just because he gets all cranky and is unable to adjust to the new surroundings. Try to get your child out of his comfort zone and get him to mingle with children and other people too. This way, he will already get accustomed to adjusting to new surroundings and will have a smooth journey once he enters school.

Educate your child about good and bad touch:
While no one should encounter this horror, you need to keep your child prepared against all kinds of predators. Make your kid aware about the difference between good and bad touch and also to raise the alarm if something untoward happens.

Listen to your child:
Once into school, your child will have a lot of things to share. Things he learnt, the little fights he had, the scolding from his teacher, the pats on the back et al. You should give a listening ear to everything your kid says and be patient. Encourage them to recover from their mistakes and not repeat them. Also, praise your child and make sure he knows you are proud of him.

You are your child’s role model:
If you want your child to sleep early, wake up early and not waste his time on gadgets, you need to start following these things yourself. Your child looks up to you and will follow everything that you do. You may not realise this, but even your small actions have a lot of influence on your child. So if you want him to imbibe a particular habit, you have to inculcate it first.

Be prepared to spare time for school activities:
You need to know that once your child enters school, there will be a lot of events where your presence is essential. So make sure you spare some time to attend these events, no matter how busy your schedule is. It makes your child feel valued and secured.

Teach your child basic manners:
No matter how small, every person should be habituated to the usage of the Magic words. Bring it to your child’s notice every time he forgets to use them. Also, give them a proper restroom training and teach them how to ask every time they need to visit the restroom. Make it a point to show your child how to use the handkerchief. And get them used to eat on their own.

It’s a roller-coaster journey that your child and you as his parents are setting upon. There will be a lot of ups and downs, but all you have to ensure is that your child has your back in every situation!