The reality is that, even inside our own fences, children can be seriously injured (or worse) by summer activities and gear most of us have in the backyard. Here are five surprising risks every parent, grandparent, and caregiver needs to be aware of so that kids have a safer -- and sillier, splashier, fun-and-games -- summer.
What are your best tips for keeping the brood safe in your own backyard?
Bikes and skates- You're vigilant about the family wearing helmets on bike rides through the neighborhood and when you inline skate at the park. But are you just as careful about kids wearing helmets to ride and slide and scoot around the backyard and up and down the gangway? Helmets are critical, even for short or casual rides, because of the wide-range of trauma that can be caused by a simple fall. Concussions, the most way to injure the brain ... more