Dangers around the house don’t end once our kids are in school. While we may think that choking hazards, tiny batteries, outlet covers, and keeping cleaning supplies and sharp objects away are behind us, once our children are school-aged, our reality changes. As our children grow older, new dangers and potential risks still exist. Especially during the holidays at home, we must be aware of them, talk with our children about them, and continue to stay vigilant and keep certain things out of reach.
Access to prescription medications, alcohol, weapons, and illicit drugs and tobacco products, including vaping accessories, are the new dangers for parents to consider as they youth-proof their homes for older children. And the concern extends from our homes to all homes our kids spend time in or visit. Some ways to ensure we are keeping our children safe past toddlerhood include:
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