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When are accidents most likely to happen with kids?

The following factors increase the likelihood of an accident:
  • A major life change, such as a death in the family, a chronic illness, or a move
  • A change in your child’s usual routine
  • Lack of familiarity with surroundings, for example, when visiting friends or relatives, or while on vacation
  • Being rushed, stressed, or overtired
  • Distractions and inadequate supervision
  • Overcrowded conditions

From Good Kids, Bad Habits: The RealAge Guide to Raising Healthy Children by Jennifer Trachtenberg.

Good Kids, Bad Habits: The RealAge Guide to Raising Healthy Children

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Good Kids, Bad Habits: The RealAge Guide to Raising Healthy Children

When kids start going on TV binges or devouring fistfuls of cookies, it's easy to say, "They'll grow out of it." More likely, they're acquiring bad habits that could lead to childhood obesity and...

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