Every individual child (and adult, come to that) has special fears
and worries of his own. However, there are some anxieties that are so
widespread among children that your child is very likely to suffer from
at least some of them.
Worry About Injury
Awareness of self, as a whole separate person inside a body which belongs to
him, may make your child very anxious about getting hurt. Blood is often
the focus of terror. Three to five-year olds go through more Band-Aids than
any other age group, not because they hurt themselves more often but because
they cannot get on with their lives until that dreaded bead of blood is safely
hidden. But pain is a focus too. A routine injection, which would have evoked
nothing but a brief cry a year ago, may be dreaded, hated and remembered
with horror. It may take all your tactful skill to get a splinter out of
that finger. It is important to be patient, loving, and reassuring, not critical.
Remember: the fear may be very real to your child.
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The Nanny Credential
Exam is (still) Here!
For more information on the Nanny Credential Exam, call The
International Nanny Association Membership Services Office, or visit
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With the arrival of warm weather moving activities outside, knowledge
of a few safety rules is critical. These summer safety tips from the
and kidsource.com will help ensure a fun and safe summer for everyone.
- Learn to swim . The best thing anyone can do to
stay safe in and around the water is to learn to swim--this includes
adults and children.
- Maintain constant supervision. Watch children around
any water environment (pool, stream, lake, tub, toilet, bucket of water),
no matter what skills your child has acquired and no matter how shallow
- Always keep basic lifesaving equipment by the pool and know
how to use it . Pole, rope, and personal flotation devices
- Cars get hot. Young children die every year from
being left in a car in the hot sun. Even if you think you'll only be
a second, take your child with you. And don't leave the car running
with the air conditioning on, as it makes it an easy target for a car
theft with your child in it!
- Keep hydrated. Give yourself and your children
plenty of fluids, especially water.
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