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Should You Let Your Children Have Candy?

Should you let your children have candy? You know it’s bad for them. There’s no question you know that. But candy is out there. It’s everywhere. If some parents give their kids candy in moderation, and you do not, won’t that tend to cause some sort of psychological damage to your child? And let’s say …

Fidget Spinners: Help or Hindrance

Fidget spinners have been wildly popular since they burst on the scene in December 2016. Touted as a way to alleviate anxiety and the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism, spinners have also created not a little controversy. Teachers have had to ban them from the classroom, since the toys tend to …

Not All Babies Are Forgotten

Infant and toddler hot car deaths which we have, in the past, called “Forgotten Baby Syndrome,” is a topic that isn’t going away anytime soon. We’ve tried to raise awareness of these tragedies here at Kars4Kids with postings (here, here, here, here, and here) on the Kars4Kids educational blog for parents. We also created a …

Choking Hazards for Toddlers

Choking is the fourth leading cause of accidental death in children under the age of 5. Choking occurs when children swallow something large enough to block their airways. When a child’s airways are blocked, the child will either find it difficult or impossible to breathe. Choking may seem a simple problem for parents to understand …

#DriveHuman With This Advice From Dr. Driving

Professor Leon James is the go-to guy for anything you want to know about driving psychology—so much so that he’s known as Dr. Driving. A professor of psychology at the University of Hawaii in Honolulu, James has given 1,500 interviews to the media since 1997. That being the case, those of us at Kars4Kids figured …

Energy Drinks and Bars: Deadly Teenage Treats?

Energy drinks and bars attract teenagers by holding out twin promises of increased strength and ability on the playing field, and better concentration in the classroom. These food products are especially appealing to teenagers, since they never get enough sleep. When teens wake up late for school, they don’t have time for breakfast. Even when …