Autism and Safety: A Mother’s Guide to Preventing Wandering

Approximately 90% of parents of children with autism report that their child has wandered from home, school or daycare at least one time. Sadly, the leading cause of death for people with autism is wandering, of those deaths, 90% of children drown. Children with autism often lack safety awareness skills and are, unfortunately, drawn to […]

Connection Between TBI and Secondary ADHD in Children

A recent study published in JAMA Pediatrics indicated that very young children who suffered a severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) were 3.6 times more likely to develop secondary ADHD in the years following the injury, as long as 6.8 years after the injury according to research conducted by Megan E. Narad, Ph.D. and others. While […]

Colorado Bicycle Laws Designed to Keep You Safe

Cycling is an increasingly popular activity across the U.S. The number of people traveling to work by bike increased 60 percent in the decade after 2000. Colorado, with plains, mountains and bicycle-friendly cities, has always been a great place to ride. While it’s a healthy, earth-friendly mode of transport, it does carry risks of an […]

NTSB Recommends School-Bus Seat Belts in Wake of Tragic Accidents

Last month, the National Transportation Safety Board issued several important recommendations at a hearing in Washington. After studying two school bus accidents in Chattanooga, Tennessee and Baltimore, Maryland, the Board suggested that all school buses be outfitted with lap and shoulder straps. Though the NTSB has no regulatory authority, it’s safety recommendations are taken seriously […]

If Your Child Has Been Hit While Riding a Bike…

The world is a chaotic place, and sometimes worst-case scenarios become a reality in an instant. Your child might, for instance, be struck by a vehicle while riding a bike. This incident – a parent’s worst nightmare – requires a certain amount of gravitas and composure. For this reason, it’s a good idea to be […]

A Breakdown of Youth Sports and Traumatic Brain Injuries

As more and more studies are produced on traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), parents of athletic children may become understandably worried. After all, a study carried out at Boston University found that children who play tackle football before the age of twelve are more likely to experience cognitive and emotional issues later in life, especially if […]

P&G Faces Dangerous “Tide Pod” Challenge

As soon as Procter & Gamble started advertising “Tide Pods” on You Tube recently, the meme “Eating Tide Pods” became a suicidal social media dare that P&G is quickly trying to neutralize before it becomes a personal injury nightmare. Clips showing teens biting into the highly-toxic laundry detergent have gone viral, including one showing people […]

Youth Football Linked to Cognitive Problems in Adulthood

On September 19th, researchers at the Boston University’s Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) Center put out a study that might influence the way parents view youth athletics. According to the paper, published in the prestigious Translational Psychiatry, people who played sports before the age of 12 are more likely to suffer from behavioral and mood disorders […]

Preventing and Dealing With Drowning Accidents

It’s a tragic affair to lose a loved one to accidental drowning. The sad fact is it’s a relatively common cause of death, not just in the US but around the world. Given the widespread nature of this issue, it’s important to take the proper precautions to protect you and your loved ones. And if […]