Watch these Super Bowl video's. They remind those that friends and family are waiting, some never make it home. So plan ahead and remember if you drink, please don't drive!
If you are around someone who has lost a loved one, just out of a relationship and feeling down, do them a favor and drink non-alcoholic beverages with them. Alcohol is a depressant and will make them feel worse after. Be a true friend.
Super Bowl plans never include loss of life, trauma or jail time. Unfortunately Super Bowl Sunday holds the title for the most DUI related deaths.
On Super Bowl Sunday, DUI crashes increase by 41% and DUI related crash deaths are 75% higher than any other Sunday in January and February. Super Bowl Sunday has more DUI deaths compared to New Year's Ever, 4th of July and Cinco De Mayo.
DUI crashes are 100% preventable. Game goers and fans can however enjoy the game by planning ahead, drinking responsibly and if you drink, don't drive. Here are a few tips to help:
Pro Consumer Safety wishes you an enjoyable and safe game!
This video offers an excellent learning opportunity to teach parents about factors that influence their child's self-esteem and image. As a parent we want the best for our child. Unfortunately sometimes a parent might not be happy with how they look, like their hair for example. Such behaviors are modeled to children and teens. Unfortunately the child or teen learns from the parent and can have a negative affect on the child or teen's self-esteem.
Everyone should first be happy with the way they look. For girls in particular are often bombarded by media with super-thin models, the use of make-up and related beauty products to change how they look and they begin to compare and feel insecure about themselves. This can have a major negative affect on girls when exposed to such powerful messages affecting their self-esteem and image.
This video, about children not liking their curly hair makes an excellent point. Parents and adults in the child or teen's life can have significant influence in helping to improve their child's self-esteem and image in how they look and feel about themselves. Loving how one looks is a step to improving one's self-esteem. Once the parent learns to love how they look naturally, you will be surprised what positive influence this will have on your child or teen's self-esteem. It is more important to love who you and how you look, and be happy with yourself, than try to change yourself to someone who you are not. Learn to love how beautiful you look. It will have a major influence to improving your child's self-esteem and self-image. Your child will also become more confident in themselves so they can focus on life learning activities and opportunities such as those in The Parent's Pyramid. Show your child how beautiful you are naturally, today.
Parents are beginning to understand, but many still need to be reminded. It is all too often that some parents advance infants and toddlers from rear-facing to forward-facing too soon, increasing the child's risk of c-spine (neck) and traumatic brain injury (TBI). Some also parents become confused between the law and recommendations from parents who had infants and toddlers several years back when car seats were not used like they can be today.
Some car seats are now designed for rear-facing for children up to around 43 inches or 50 pounds. This is great news because children can now be seated in a rear-facing to three to even five years of age, depending on the height and weight of the seat and child. Therefore giving the child more support and protection during a collision. When I provide consultation to parents and make them aware of the increased height and weight in many rear-facing restraint systems, they often are surprised that their child can ride rear-facing to about kindergarten age, depending on the height and weight maximum and the child. While parents have specific milestones for infants and toddlers, when it comes to car seat seating positions, the new milestone is to be rear-facing (birth to 3-5 years) from birth to on average about kindergarten age (depending on the maximum weight and height of the car seat and child). Followed by forward-facing (3-5 to 6-7 years) school-aged, booster seats (6-7 to 10-12 years), then to seat belt use, after they pass the seat belt test, usually between 10-12 years of age.
Parents remember to check your child's car seat height and weight maximum to know how long your child can remain in the seat. Remember keeping them in each stage longer gives them more protection, keeping them safest during a car crash.