The Parents Pledge:
To keep my kids healthy, I am going to make these ten important promises a priority.
1- I won't let anyone smoke around my children and I'll support my loved ones who want to quit by sending them to parentsquitforgood.com.
2- We'll stock up on sunscreen and wear it all year long.
3- I won't drive anywhere (even around the corner) unless my kids are buckled into their car or booster seat (and I'll check to make sure I have it properly installed.)
4- I'll calmly keep serving my kids different kinds of vegetables and won't give up even if they refuse the first ten times.
5- When evenings are hectic, we'll still make bedtime a priority. Sleep-deprived kids are more likely to get sick, space out in school, and melt down. Who needs that?
6- Helmets must be on those little heads anytime my kids are going to be on a bicycle, scooter, skateboard, skates, sleds, or skis.
7- Hand washing will be a house rule, before eating, after using the bathroom, or sneezing without a tissue.
8- We will practice a family fire drill, test our smoke alarms monthly, and make sure we know how to use a fire extinguisher.
9- We'll get outside and play every day, even if it means stomping in puddles.
10- No matter how much they beg, I won't let my children have a TV in their bedroom.
I am never good at making and keeping resolutions for a new year. I thought these ideas sounded easy and a good thing to work on for the year. Many of these things we already do, but I am going to pledge to make them all a priority to help keep my kids safe!
Take the Parents Pledge (here is a link to the actual article.)