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I am a board-certified Pediatrician working in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, a child safety expert, and a Mother whose life mission is to do everything I can to keep children as safe as possible in this ever-changing, and sometimes scary world. I have worked in both inner city and rural Pediatric Emergency Departments for the past decade, and although I love taking care of kiddos in the ER, I’d prefer to help parents keep their children OUT of my department!

So much of what I see in the ER is preventable and can be avoided with adequate information and education. The problem is that there are so many things that can go wrong, and so many things to think about, that it is simply impossible for every parent to know every danger that their child may face, let alone know how to prevent it.

So what’s the solution?

How do we as parents amass all the information we need to keep our kids safe with all the current dangers out there?

We do it TOGETHER.

You know that old saying, “It takes a village”? Well, it does! It takes a village to keep our kids safe.

  • It takes professionals to educate us about the risks and dangers that our children face every day.
  • It takes other parents, their experiences, and their lessons learned to educate us about the dangers that we might not have thought about.
  • It takes children themselves to educate us about what they experience during their childhood and how they think, feel, and respond to those experiences.

It takes all of us. It takes a village and I intend for this site to become that village.

Together we can keep our kids safe by educating and empowering EACH OTHER.

Let’s start the conversation!

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