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Should You Discuss Kidnapping with Your Kids?

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In light of the recent stranger abduction of 4-year-old Alisa Maier, I think it's important to discuss the topic of kidnapping with your children. Alisa's story can be used to highlight the importance of being safe. It's an opening to tell your kids what to do if somebody ever attempts to take them against their will.

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Teens Using 'Angel's Trumpet' Plant to Get High

Angel Trumpet plant

Nearly a dozen California teens have been hospitalized with severe reactions after chewing the plant or concentrating it into a tea form.

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Drowning Looks Nothing Like It Does in the Movies

We all do it. At the pool, the lake or the ocean, we keep a watchful eye on our kids, ready to leap into the water if we see any signs of drowning. Unfortunately, we're not scanning the waters for the right clues.

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70 Kids Have Drowned in US Since Memorial Day

Seventy kids have drowned in the United States since Memorial Day ... and there have been 80 near-drownings. Every year, 300 children younger than 5 drown in pools and spas. Here's how to keep your kids safe.

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Kickass Ways to Deal With Cyberbullies

Who's really charged with disciplining cyberbullies -- the schools, or the parents?
More and more schools are finding themselves in an awkward predicament.

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Is World Cup Hazardous to Kids' Health?

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In the past two weeks, we've heard several stories of kids tragically dying or being critically injured during the World Cup.

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12 Hidden Playground Dangers Every Parent Should Look Out For

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More than 200,000 kids a year are injured on playgrounds. The National Playground Safety Institute has developed a list of 12 "dirty dozen" hazards that parents should look out for.

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Is Your Lawnmower Hazardous to Your Kid's Health?

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The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that about 37,000 kids and adults go to the emergency room every year because of some sort of lawnmower accident.

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