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Special to SW FL Parent & Child

Drowning is the No. 1 cause of unintentional death in children 4 and younger. These parents are trying to change that. Read more

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Don’t be blasé with water safety. Children can drown within seconds, and a mere 1 inch of water is deep enough for an infant to drown. Read more

Education

More young children drown in Florida than any other state. To prevent your child from being among the statistics, use multiple layers of protection. Read more

Parenting

A new app launched by Collier County Public Schools allows parents to track their child's school bus from departure to arrival. Read more

Education

Safe Kids Worldwide started a podcast to help parents support each other, learn from each other and realize we’re not alone in this crazy thing they call parenting. Read more

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You don’t have to wait for a special event to put together the information law enforcement would need in an emergency. The Dan McGuire Allstate Team in Cape Coral opened a year-round Operation Kidsafe Child Safety Center. Read more

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The Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, the Safe Kids Southwest Florida Coalition and community sponsors are hosting a Safe Kids Day on Saturday, April 27. Read more

Things To Do

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Local agencies are partnering to raise money for the new safety protocols after the death of 8-year-old Layla Aikens, who was hit by a pickup truck while waiting at her bus stop with her brothers Monday morning. Read more

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Experience is vital in preventing traffic crashes among young drivers. Read more

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Eating healthy and being active now can help your kids live a longer, higher quality life later. Read more

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Often advertised for their function “to help people get off cigarettes,” these high-tech and easily hidden devices can have a special appeal for teens. Read more

Parenting

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Hosting a party can offer an opportunity for a safe, supervised environment for your teen and their friends. Read more

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Each year, more than 270,000 kids are treated in emergency rooms for injuries that occur on the playground. Safe Kids Southwest Florida offers tips to keep kids safe. Read more

Parenting

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The School District of Lee County invites parents to three seminars in November and December about tobacco and vaping prevention. The rapid rise in teen e-cigarette use, called vaping, is now considered an epidemic by the FDA. Read more

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House fires pose a greater risk today than a few decades ago. Read more

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They can be the ‘village’ you need in your parenting journey. Read more

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What to do if your child should ever be missing. Read more

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One Southwest Florida program is having such success in preventing child abuse and neglect that organizers say it could end the need for foster care as we know it. Read more

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Bess Charles, of Cape Coral, serves up success and tasty life lessons with Lady Cakes Bakery. Read more

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Parents have an active part to play in keeping students safe. Read more

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