Browsing articles in "Safety Tips"

Safety on the Slopes

With winter, comes snow.  The mountains are a great place to have an active and adventurous weekend.  As you teach the little ones how to ski and snowboard, be sure to talk with them about safety before you make a trip to the slopes.  Follow these five safety tips to make sure your child stays safe this winter season. Wear your helmet! The average skier can get up to 20-25mph, and there are many obstacles to look out for on a mountain.  Most injuries occur when a skier hits their head on the snow or collides with another person on the mountain.  Helmets reduce the risk of head injury...[Read more]

Sledding Safety

Sledding Safety Here is an infograph that will inform your children this winter about how to stay safe while sledding. [Read more]

Who’s a Stranger?

Who is a stranger? This always seems like a tough topic for parents and educators to teach, but Lil’ Iguana has made it easy! The Lil’ Iguana Foundation teaches that everyone is a stranger, unless you have permission to go with them. It is important to teach your children that everyone is a stranger, unless they have permission to go with them right then and there. By telling your child everyone is a stranger, it doesn’t mean someone is scary or bad, it just means your child needs to get permission before going anywhere with anyone.  That way it is easy for them.  No matter what,...[Read more]

Happy 4th of July!

Celebrating our independence on the 4th of July can be really fun, but, if not careful, a day of celebrating can turn into years of despair.  Make sure you are taking steps to keep you and your loved ones safe this holiday!             [Read more]

Understanding Your Child’s ‘Harm Alarm’

Getting a moment of silence from our little chatterbugs can seem like a vacation, but there are times when it is incredibly important for a child to speak out. Lil’ Iguana’s Children’s Safety Foundation teaches children about their “harm alarm,” which is the funny or uncomfortable feeling someone gets when they know something is not right. We teach kids to run away when they get that feeling and tell an adult they trust. It is important for your child to feel comfortable enough to communicate what is going on inside them. The best way to make that happen is to give them the...[Read more]

Tell Your Kids To ALWAYS Get Permission

Children should always know that everyone should be considered a stranger until they get permission from their parents. Recently, a young boy in Rockland, MA was taken away by a man who claimed to be a family friend. Fortunately, the man released the boy and he found his way home. However, police believe that this may have been a “dry run” for a future child abduction We don’t want to make it easy for these dangerous individuals to get a hold of our children. That is why Lil’ Iguana’s message of “Getting Permission” is so important to preventing abductions like...[Read more]

The Ones Still Missing

  Keeping children out of danger is our top priority, but there are some who are not so fortunate. According to the most recent study on missing children, as many as 800,000 children younger than 18 are reported missing each year. That is an average of 2,185 children reported missing each day. This number includes 200,000 children abducted by family members, and 58,000 taken away by nonfamily members. The worst part about these numbers is that some of these victims never find their way back home. In New Hampshire, there are currently twelve cases of children who are still missing,...[Read more]

Child Abduction Prevention

What can you do in 40 seconds? Pour a cup of coffee? FIND the TV remote? In reality, in 40 seconds, your child can be GONE. A child is abducted every 40 seconds in the US startling statistics… NO parent has ever woken up and said “Today is the last time I’ll send little Suzie to school.” We become complacent in our surroundings. You might even hear other parents talking… ”That would never happen in our neighborhood.” Guess what? It DOES! EVERY 40 SECONDS! Remember these important statistics, so that you may prevent this from happening to your child: • The US Dept of Justice...[Read more]