Parenting is the best thing ever. It can also be incredibly terrifying. Even before Alexander was born, both Ian and I lost a lot of sleep worrying over keeping him safe. My brain constantly spins thinking about school safety, pedophiles, drownings, house fires, etc. I have never been so paranoid in my LIFE! I’m not alone either. When I talk to other parents, there seems to be some common ground for worrying about our children- it’s a universal parenting concern.

If you’ve been following along with me over the past two weeks, you’ll know that Alexander was enrolled in a swim course for babies and small kids. As parents, we want the best for our kiddos and want to ensure their safety at all costs. Often, this means that we skip over a safety talk because we don’t want to frighten our little ones, but sometimes we need to push past that fear to equip our most precious loved ones with the tools and knowledge to stay safe. June is National Safety month and I’m so happy to have partnered with COUNTRY Financial to celebrate the importance of safety.

Ian and I have been more safety conscious lately and I wanted to share a few simple steps we’ve taken to stay safer as a family.

  • I love this info from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Kids about teaching your kids physical boundaries.
  • We enrolled Alexander in ISR and couldn’t be more thrilled with his progress. AMAZING results. Also, they have some great water safety tips for all parents!
  • We made a family safety plan in case of a fire, earthquake, etc. Here is a great tip list!
  • We got Alexander a helmet for when he rides his scooter (finally). If you want some fit guidelines, we found these super helpful!

As parents, we can’t protect our kids from EVERYTHING, but I sleep better at night knowing that we’re preparing him for what we can. It’s truly a blessing to be able to equip Alexander to better handle life and to do so safely. (It was either this, or I was going to put him in a bubble!) 😉

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