Category: Safety

Talking to kids about tragic events

Bad stuff happens. However, some events, such as the horrific death of a two-year-old at Walt Disney World, result in our hospital being contacted by the media regarding how to talk with kids about traumatic events. I say the same … Continue reading

5 ways the new children’s garden is accessible for all kids!

Yesterday was such a fun day. We opened a new Children’s Garden across the street from Dayton Children’s. The bright, new place to play, learn and grow was built as part of the DaVinci revitalization project for the Greater Old … Continue reading

The alligator in the room

I’ve found myself hiding from the news and social media the last couple weeks due to all of the heartbreak. Of particular frustration is the blaming and shaming that parents of young children have received in the wake of some … Continue reading

Keeping your kids safe from sexual abuse

Are your kids safe from teachers, coaches and other youth workers? I learned about sexual abuse during my freshman year at a catholic high school in Massachusetts. A few religious clergy would seek out the “cute” boys and sexually molest … Continue reading

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