Child Safety and Travel: A New Series

Hey everyone,

Hope you had a wonderful weekend!! Our was not the best, Travis gave me the gift that keeps on giving, his cold. But he did take super good care of me while I was recovering. Thank God none of the kids have gotten it yet. And this morning we made a wonderful discovery (after a very long night of crying), Timo has his first tooth!! He is getting so big already, it makes me happy and sad at the same time. That is especially true since this will be our last baby (unless God has plans we don’t know about). Now onto some news about a new series I am super excited about.

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We have been out with the kids a lot lately and I started thinking about all the little things we do that specifically have to do with safety. I was talking to Travis about it and he suggested that I write a series all about child safety when traveling. I am thrilled to start this series titled, “Child Safety and Travel.” I plan on going over everything from physical safety to stranger awareness and airport security. First of all let me give you a little background about me that you won’t find under the About page. I worked for a Police Department as a Clerical Assistant for 10 years on and off while going to high school, college, and even after Ksena was born. My job was to turn written reports into digital ones, and I have seen more reports having to do with children than anyone should ever see (one is too many in my opinion). My husband is also extremely aware of public safety as a former security officer and police officer. I will definitely be getting his input when writing these articles. And no, we did not meet at the police department, in case you were wondering.

Here are the articles I plan on writing over the next few months (this is a larger series than I have done in the past, but it is so important!):

Establishing Rules and Boundaries

-Physical Safety and Child Restraints in Planes, Trains, Cars, and Buses

Standards to Teach Your Children about Strangers

Dealing with Figures of Authority

-Human Trafficking

-Creating Awareness, Not Fear

Holding Hands: A New Technique

-Never Leave Your Child Unattended

-Keeping Track of Everyone

Restroom Safety

Careful vs. Paranoid

Of course, it is likely that this series will change as I write it (like they all do) and if you feel that I’ve left something out, please feel free to comment below. I will address any concerns or questions you have as we go. I’m not a perfect mom, by any means, I just do what I can to keep my kids safe, and I know you do the same. So let’s work together to become more aware as parents.

Happy travels!!

Kristin

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