As a parent of two kids, I find that much of my "parenting" energy is spent trying to keep them safe. This weekend, for instance, I must have told my 13-year-old about a dozen times to wear a helmet when cycling before he finally put one on. But my it wasn't always just about wearing protective gear -- as my children have grown up, the kind of guidance I've provided has changed.
This year (as Sarah Colamarino pointed out in an earlier post) Safe Kids USA issued a safety report that, for the first time ever, provides a road map for parents of different safety hints and suggestions that are age appropriate. The report is divided into different stages of development, and to help bring each section to life, several videos are being placed on the Johnson & Johnson health channel on YouTube. The first covers the first 12 months.