Category: Safety

The Sunny Side

Summer is off to a great start! I forgot how fun it was to sit outside and play in the water with a little kid.  Mary finally likes getting wet and can hold attention long enough to make filling up … Continue reading

Sobering Up to the Choking Game

Recently, Dayton Children’s brought in a speaker, Scott Metheny,  a police officer from Pennsylvania, to educate parents and caregivers about The Choking Game. I was vaguely familiar with this “game” and was highly interested in hearing what Scott had to … Continue reading

The dangers of detergent pods

By Oakwood mom Amanda Hoying Two years ago, I made the decision to leave the classroom and become a full time mom.  Little did I know what I challenge this was going to be!  I envisioned days of arts and … Continue reading

A game that isn’t

The Choking Game is not a playful activity, but a dangerous way some of America’s young people are using to experience temporary euphoria.  I learned about the seriousness of this problem at a presentation given by Scott Metheny, a Pennsylvania … Continue reading

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