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Summer

Summertime is drawing to a close.

Ours was filled with the anxiety of complete bedrest for a very pregnant daughter which gave way to a lovely, healthy grandaughter.

The death of our dear friend’s son, funeral, memorial, and our surrounding them with all the support we can muster!

The unexpected, harried,  but happy move from cabin to lake home, with happy birthdays for grandaughters along the way.

You see our grandson celebrating our move as only a five year old can!

Now…….back to a “more normal” pace.  We celebrate the coming of Fall,  mindful of our many blessings.Image

Off to School-

We made sure as he headed to Kindergarten we talked about strangers being people he did not know,

that most people are good and will help you, and to tell us,  the teacher or yard duty if someone has bad behavior.

He sang his Dad’s phone number for me and I was ready to let him begin a life of education!

Then I Saw it, Oops!

A big No No…..his Mom bought him a back pack with his name on it. Cute but, Yikes!

Had to tell her, that is one of the first ways a pedophile can slow a kid down….call them by name, reading off their own backs!

Dinner Discussion Topic

Discuss playground behavior with your children at the dinner table.  If there is trouble on the playground you will want to discuss it, and allow them to tell you how it was handled by the staff, surrounding children,  and your child.  This will allow you the chance to discuss the subject before your child needs to handle this behavior themselves.

Happy Back to “Normal” and the School Year folks!

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Back to School Safely

Your checklist for back to school, just needs one more item……🇺🇸

The safety talk-🚌

1. Depending on grade level,  check through , What Should You Do? To make sure you have discussed all the items for this age level proactively. Resolve any situations that may have occurred over the summer vacation. ⛵.     🚤      🌄.       ⛺.     🚲.   🌅.      🍉.     ⛵.

Bullying will be talked about in school this year, this is your chance to have first crack at the subject.

2. This is a good time to discuss, safe behaviors.  If  your child will be home alone for any period of time before or after school, make sure you give them very clear guidelines and expectations.🏠

3.  Remind children that good behavior builds them into safe and responsible adults. Everyone has rules; children, teens and adults.  Have them give examples of good rules for children, teens and adults……🚥

4. Remind them of their basic plan.👍

When confronted with a bad situation, say no to it and go to a safe person and tell.👟

5. Go over walking/ riding routes, safe walking strategies (the lighthouse walk) and remind them to drop an earbud, while on alert. Hearing and seeing go hand in hand to prevent accidents.👫🚶

6. Remind, reassure, then relax! (try)

 Every child is capable of being a super safety hero!💪

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