On Parenting: Safety


Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 12/19/2012

Military day cares under investigation

The Department of Defense is investigating all its day care facilities worldwide.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:46 PM ET, 12/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Childcare, Safety

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 12/18/2012

School safety at what cost?

As parents and school officials focus on improving school safety in the wake of the Newtown shooting, some experts are urging caution to not go overboard.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  01:36 PM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Safety

Posted at 06:16 PM ET, 12/17/2012

Newtown: A working parent’s tipping point

Could the mass murder at an elementary school make some of us consider making life changes?

By Janice D'Arcy  |  06:16 PM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Safety

Posted at 11:21 AM ET, 12/17/2012

Newtown shootings: A story parents can’t control

With kids returning to school Monday, they will hear many facts and rumors about the Newtown massacre that we have been trying to shield them from.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  11:21 AM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Safety

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 12/15/2012

Newtown: Enough

The Newtown massacre triggers meaningful action, both personal and public.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  11:41 AM ET, 12/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Safety

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 11/01/2012

Hurricane Sandy exposes faults of modern family preparedness

A New York family learned the hard way that natural disasters can blow through our modern ideas.

By Jacoba Urist  |  12:06 PM ET, 11/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Events | Tags:  Safety

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/31/2012

Making sense of Hurricane Sandy

How to walk a child through the scenes of devastation left by Hurricane Sandy.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Safety

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/29/2012

The Krim family horror defies our parenting self-deceptions

The killings of two young children, allegedly by their nanny, has exposed many parents to a hard truth about human nature and our ability to deceive ourselves.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Safety

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 10/10/2012

RGIII’s concussion holds lesson for parents

The concussion suffered by Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III spotlights the persistent myths about dangerous concussions.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  09:00 AM ET, 10/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Safety, Sports

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/31/2012

Does tracking kids relieve anxiety or fuel it?

New back-to-school devices are pushing the boundaries on how we keep track of our kids.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Safety, Technology

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 07/30/2012

‘Dark Knight’ shootings and the curse of unrealistic worry

Coverage of the James Holmes shootings and trial is stoking unrealistic fears among parents and fueling up our parental helicopters.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:30 PM ET, 07/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Safety

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 07/25/2012

‘Dark Knight’ shootings: Why we can’t answer ‘Why?’

An expert on school shootings explains why the triggers for mass shootings are more complicated than they seem

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 07/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Safety, Books

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 07/20/2012

Colorado shootings: Parents need to talk to their kids about it

Child communication expert says parents have a responsibility to talk about the movie theater massacre with their kids, and provides advice on how to do so.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  02:31 PM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Safety

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 06/20/2012

ASK day: Might your child be playing in a home where there’s a gun?

About a third of U.S. homes have a gun in them.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:10 PM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Safety

Posted at 09:00 AM ET, 06/13/2012

Momspeak: The perils of teen driving, and letting go

In her Momspeak column, Tracy Grant explains how she slowly moved toward acceptance of her teenage son having his driver’s license.

By Tracy Grant  |  09:00 AM ET, 06/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Momspeak, Teens, Safety

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 06/12/2012

Sandusky, Horace Mann, Manassas & sexual abuse: Has the culture changed enough?

Has the culture changed enough?

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:45 PM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Abuse, Safety

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 06/11/2012

David Cameron, British prime minister, leaves daughter in pub by accident and inspires a parenting debate

What are the guidelines for drinking while parenting?

By Janice D'Arcy  |  11:47 AM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Safety

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 05/24/2012

The constant state of parental anxiety: Reports of ‘creepy’ man at D.C. parks cause small panic

The mini panic over reports of a “creepy” man hanging around local parks doesn’t say much about whether he is an actual threat. But it does say much about our relentless anxiety.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  03:22 PM ET, 05/24/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Safety

Posted at 03:11 PM ET, 05/17/2012

Lessons for parents in the case of FBI fugitive Eric Toth

The case is especially haunting for parents as many are poised to send children to summer camps with unfamiliar staffs.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  03:11 PM ET, 05/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Safety

Posted at 12:42 PM ET, 05/15/2012

Texting-while-driving: Teens do because we do

Many teens have some pretty terrible role models, as parents, too, are becoming increasingly distracted behind the wheel.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:42 PM ET, 05/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Safety, Electronic Media, Teens

Posted at 12:10 PM ET, 05/07/2012

A birthday party nightmare: Balancing safety and freedom

Michael Gardner was the former chairman of the Falls Church City Democratic Committee and is the husband of current councilwoman. He also molested at least two girls at his daughter’s birthday party. How can parents keep kids safe at events where they assume children won’t be in danger?

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:10 PM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Safety

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 04/23/2012

Sioux City Journal editorial shines a light on bullying same weekend “Bully” comes out

An front-page editorial in the Sioux City Journal was published in response to the recent suicide of a 14-year-old local boy who had been bullied. It ran just as “Bully” opened in theaters, a movie which happens to feature Sioux City.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:33 PM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Safety, Media, Electronic Media

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 04/18/2012

Salecia Johnson, 6, handcuffed after tantrum: What’s wrong with this picture?

Salecia Johnson had what sounds to be a torrential tantrum at school. She apparently threw books and toys and threw a shelf that hit her principal in the leg, says the Associated Press. A school official called the police. Yes, the police.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:33 PM ET, 04/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Safety, Education

Posted at 12:50 PM ET, 04/17/2012

Child injury and teen pregnancies way down; baby suffocations and teen overdoses way up, CDC says

In the last decade, almost double the number of teens died from poisonings, and

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:50 PM ET, 04/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Safety

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 03/21/2012

Trayvon Martin’s shooting: The ‘rules’ African American parents follow

Trayvon Martin’s death has triggered some wrenching commentary from parents who say that to raise a minority in this country, particularly an African American boy, is to live with the understanding that the child will be arbitrarily mistreated.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  01:47 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Safety

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 03/13/2012

Karen Murphy’s punishment for hot-car death won’t prevent more parents from making this mistake

Charging for hot-car deaths threaten punishments that pale next to what the deaths have already bestowed. A better way to curtail hot-care death is to embrace the widespread use of new technology.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:45 PM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Safety

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 03/13/2012

Death of baby at Virginia in-home day care not as isolated as it seems

Childcare advocates gathered in Washington to get legislators to recognize that children are far too vulnerable in dangerously under-regulated in-home day care.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 03/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Childcare, Safety

Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 03/01/2012

High school shootings: Should we focus on gun ownership or gun safety?

The tangled story of T.J. Lane may have less to do with the rights of gun ownership and more to do with gun safety. Especially, when that gun is in a home where a child or teen lives.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  01:40 PM ET, 03/01/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Safety, Teens

Posted at 09:41 AM ET, 02/29/2012

The Ohio school shootings: Why we keep repeating the past

Katherine Newman, author of “Rampage: The Social Roots Of School Shootings,” discusses how parents can help prevent such tragedies from happening.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  09:41 AM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Electronic Media, Safety

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 02/27/2012

The Ohio school shooting and missed warning signs on Twitter

The shooter, reportedly an outsider who had complained of being bullied, had apparently tweeted that morning that he would bring a gun to school. No one, apparently, took the tweet seriously.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  04:44 PM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Electronic Media, Safety

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/16/2012

How to prevent TVs from falling on children

The Consumer Product Safety Commission plans a Twitter chat on #TVSafety.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Safety Issues

Posted at 01:06 PM ET, 02/07/2012

When a college student isn’t a phone call away: Advice from Carolyn Hax

Carolyn Hax advises the parent of college students to worry less about their abilities to make smart decisions.

By On Parenting  |  01:06 PM ET, 02/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Education, Safety Issues

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 11/30/2011

Consumer Reports finds alarming levels of arsenic in apple and grape juices

Testers found 10 percent of apple and grape juices had total arsenic levels that exceeded federal drinking-water standards; 25 percent had lead levels higher than the FDA’s bottled-water limit. 

By Janice D'Arcy  |  12:04 PM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  arsenic and juice, federal oversight, food safety

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 09/27/2011

Maryland plans to ban crib bumpers

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene proposed that the ban on crib bumpers take effect in January 2013.

By Janice D’Arcy  |  12:12 PM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  crib bumpers, infant and toddler safety

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 09/27/2011

Maryland officials to decide on crib bumper ban today

The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will announce the decision at 11 a.m. today.

By Janice D'Arcy  |  07:00 AM ET, 09/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  crib bumpers, infant and toddler safety