Thursday, October 15, 2009

Parents - Never Underestimate What Your Child Can Do!

Parents need to monitor their children's activities and never underestimate what they can do. Today (10/15/09) a 6 year old from Laramie County, Colorado climbed into an experimental aircraft (balloon) alone and launched the aircraft into Colorado skies. At current reports, he climbed to an altitude of 7,000 feet. Parents can't take for granted what children may and can do. We talk about child proofing our homes to protect children from themselves but oftentimes we as parents and grandparents fail to think ahead of the "what ifs" when it comes to children and their creativity, ingenuity and mischief. Locking up guns, keeping keys away from children concerning vehicles and locking up harmful substances are just the basics. But a reminder ... take an inventory of your home of the "unsafe" conditions that may result in injury to a child and address it. The life you save may be that of a loved one. Hopefully, this story won't end in a tragedy.

UPDATE: This afternoon (10/15/09) the boy in question in the aforementioned story was found safe and sound hiding under a cardboard box in an attic. However, a word to the wise to all of us who are parents and grandparents - we need to be vigilant in checking for hazards in and around our homes to protect our children from harm's way. Sometimes familiarty with one's environment dulls the senses and appreciation to risks of harm of situations that may not be harmful to adults but potentially harmful to little ones.

CONTACT INFORMATION: If you or a family member have been injured or damaged due to the fault or responsibility of someone else, an industrial accident or by a dangerous or defective product, drug or toxic substance, contact Alan Morton for a no obligation, free consultation.

For additional information contact:

Alan L. Morton
1005 North Eighth Street
Post Office Box 420
Boise, ID 83701-0420
Telephone: 208.344.5555
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