This time of year, parents and kids both look forward to heading outside to (finally) enjoy the sun, balmy breezes and greenery of the season.
We all want our kids to have the freedom to run, swim and play in the great outdoors without worry. That’s why it’s our job as parents to actively protect them from common injuries and environmental hazards that occur this time of year.
“Summer can be a particularly dangerous time of year for children, who spend more time outside, and often with less supervision,” notes Allison Van Dusen in Forbes. “(But) by thinking about the worst-case scenarios and taking a few precautions, most of these types of injuries could be avoided easily.”
Here are some easy steps parents can take to keep kids safe while they play close to home this season.
By planning ahead, you can take proactive steps toward ensuring your child can safely enjoy the outdoors this season. To protect yourself and your family from potentially harmful ticks in your yard, check out the easy-to-use, biodegradable products developed by Thermacell.