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Tips for Child Proofing Your New Home

In Child Custody, Parenting by Elizabeth Stephenson

When couples divorce in North Carolina, they must live in separate residences for a year before they can seek a divorce decree from a court. While divorce is a significant and sad life experience, the prospect of moving into a new apartment or home can be a positive step toward moving forward. Further, furnishing and fixing up your new place can be a healthy distraction from your worries. If you have young children and plan to have overnight visits with them, then it is a good idea to take child proofing seriously. Here are some friendly ideas on where to start. If you have any heavy furniture, like a television stand, dresser, or shelf, make sure that it is anchored to a stud in the wall behind it. Anchors come …

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Child Safety Protection Month

In Health, Lifestyle, Parenting by Sarah Hink

If you have young children, you have probably grown accustomed to what seems to be a lack of fear factor. This is because children have little sense of self-preservation and rely on us to guide and teach them better. November is Child Safety Protection Month, a time to raise awareness of child safety. We would therefore suggest the following steps to keep your children safe. Keep your home sanitary. As parents, we become accustomed to the fact that our little kids are a constant source ofgerms. However, this does not mean we should grow lax in keeping our homes sanitary and risk unnecessary illness. We all know that once one family member falls contagiously ill, it is just a matter of time before everyone becomes sick. Regularly clean your bathrooms, …