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TRICK OR TREAT SAFETY

Posted on: October 28th, 2010 by Angela Ardolino No Comments

Halloween is a fun time, but can be a dangerous night.Trick-or-treaters don’t always follow the rules (looking both ways before crossing the street, running instead of walking, etc.) so it’s up to motorists to be on the lookout.

The CDC found that the number of deaths among young pedestrians (ages 5-14) is four times higher on Halloween evening than any other evening of the year.

Here are some tips for Halloween driving safety:

  • Drivers should drive slowly and be patient. Don’t pass vehicles that have stopped as children may be exiting the vehicle.
  • No cell phone calls or texting, as these are obvious distractions on a busy night.
  • Be extra aware of your surroundings and yield to pedestrians.
  • Use your lights, turn signals and other rules of the road to avoid any accidents.

Click here to read the Parents in Action article.

TIME FOR PROGRESS REPORTS!

Posted on: October 21st, 2010 by Angela Ardolino No Comments

Is your child doing well in classes or falling behind this year? Progress reports are a great time to check in and see the subjects your child is excelling in and which ones call for some improvement.

While getting good grades is always a plus, the ability for your child to comprehend (to the best of his/her ability) and make an effort toward doing well in his/her classes is most important.

View the Parents in Action segment and learn helpful hints on managing your child’s progress reports. Also, see the article here.

 

SAFE HALLOWEEN COSTUMES

Posted on: October 14th, 2010 by Angela Ardolino No Comments

It’s that time of year where your kids are excited to transform themselves with paints, masks and costumes. Not all costumes are built alike and it’s important to consider some factors when getting them dressed for their trick or treating.


Hot or Cold? 

Weather can be unpredictable in October so select costumes that will be comfortable for your child regardless of the temperature. Bring a jacket or long-sleeved shirt for possible cool nights and beat the heat (and whining) by choosing costumes that are made from breathable fabric.

Be Seen & Fire-Free

Choose a costume that is resistant to fire. Some people go all out Halloween with candles, electric spooks and more. Make sure your child’s costume is fire retardant to avoid any possible accidents. Also, add reflector tape to costumes so that your child can be seen in the dark or provide them with a light flashlight.

Avoid Masks

Costumes with masks can obstruct your children’s view, make it difficult to breathe and may be made of materials that irritate the skin.

Help your child have a safe and happy Halloween by making sure that their costume is weather appropriate, fire resistent and can be seen in the dark, and free from any discomfort!

NURTURE YOUR CHILD’S ARTISTIC SIDE

Posted on: October 7th, 2010 by Angela Ardolino No Comments

On Parents in Action today, Angela discusses the importance of nurturing your child’s creativity through the arts. As founder of Miami Childrens Theater, Angela has always been a  fan of the arts and has helped guide many kids through their artistic journey.

Watch the segment on Parents in Action for some ways to get your child’s creative juices flowing!