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Top 10 Safest Cities for Kids

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Accidents happen, especially when kids are involved. But parents seeking the best ways to stave off the risky business of playing can get help from a new study that pinpoints the top cities in America t...
Parents seeking the best ways to stave off the risky business of playing can get help from a new study that pinpoints the top cities in America taking steps to prevent serious accidents among the tot and grade school crowd.

Potty Training Requires Preparation, Patience and Praise

Be patient with your child when potty training. Credit: Getty Images
When it's time to potty train, it's all about the three "P" words: preparation, praise and patience. Prepare your children for toilet training by providing them with books on...
When it's time to potty train, it's all about the three "P" words: preparation, praise and patience.

How to Ditch the Diapers and Start Potty Training

If your children are well past diapers, you don't have children, or you feel the urge to shout "TMI!" at your computer screen on a regular basis, please, avert your eyes. This column may not be for you. If, however, you have a small diapered person i...Potty training requires two things: readiness and commitment.

Delivering Birthday Party Invitations: An Unexpected Workout

At Cabin Fever we aim to make room for everyone in the family to participate, however small or tall the activity. In our last post, our almost-seven-year-old made her own birthday invitations. Thus, our Saturday afternoon plan: to deliver freshly-mad...

Elle MacPherson lets son ride on handlebars

(Think that's bad? See which celebs should never have kids) Supermodel Elle MacPherson is in trouble with the Royal Prevention of Accidents for letting her son ride on the handlebars of her bike. The model was spotted in London with son Aurelius Cy ...

The luckiest teenager in India

Six years ago -- around this time of year, in fact, I was hit by a city bus, while I was talking on my cell phone and totally not paying attention. It was perhaps the most pivotal and soul-altering moment of my life. To this day I remember the fear ...

Boy rescued by illegal immigrant

Suppose you were doing something illegal -- say, crossing into another country to try and find a better life for yourself -- and came across an automobile accident. Would you stop to help? Even if it meant you might be caught? I'd like to think I wou...

Cheerleader run over by charging football team (Video!)

You always knew being a cheerleader was tough -- a real contact sport. This young lady's injuries go far beyond the usual twists and sprains, however. The prom queen was trying to fix a little dangling piece of paper on one of those big paper banne...

Explaining all the bruises

My family and I were sitting around after dinner last night, popping leftover Christmas chocolates and enjoying the crackle of the fireplace, the tranquil pellets of rain hitting and dissolving into the ocean. Nolan was in his felt pajamas, hugging t...

Preventing Diaper Leakage

We can send people rocketing into space, cure disease and clone animals, but somehow nobody out there has managed to create a diaper that prevents the cursed “blow-out” that leaves car seats stained, baby uncomfortable, and Mom scrambling...

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