July 1, 2013
So far this summer forecast can't seem to catch a break from thunderstorms. I've been hearing from so many friends about how frustrated they are trying to entertain their kids and get energy out while it's raining. One girlfriend was bemoaning taking her three kids to the movies. She likes getting out of the house but then they just sit there and don't expend any energy. Also it's very expensive. She says she's inclined just to let them watch TV instead of paying for a movie. I told her she should go to one of the indoor trampoline parks. Her kids are too big for a jumpy place but they need to get that energy out. I'm seeing a lot of card games being played in photos on Facebook. There are tons of museums and indoor tourist sites for kids in most major cities. However, you have to find a cost-effective way to do several of them. Most visitor's bureau offers a CityPASS, which gives you almost 50 percent off of doing five activities in the city. Or maybe just letting them play in the rain as long as it's not thundering – let them stomp in puddles and make mudpies. Just like the good ole days.
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Cleaning a pool
Not all dogs are strong enough to splash and swim around in the water; in fact, when dogs are on a boat they should wear a doggie life jacket. And beware of the heat. Temperatures near 100 degrees put pets at risk for heatstroke, which can lead to brain
Swim season is in full effect and even though it's scary to think about a possible water accident, she needs to be prepared because they happen every summer. CPR doubles a drowning person's chances of survival and she can take a 30-minute do-it-yourself course by logging onto the website at www.americanheart.org
• "Come back here and put on your helmet" is a typical saying as she watches her child try to speed away on a bike. Studies show that head injuries have increased 10% since 1991 possibly because riders feel more confident and take more risks; this inflated sense of security can cause many an accident. There are more than 6,000 bicycle-
rider deaths per year in the US and 80% of them are due to head injuries. Safe bike rules are necessary for all riders.
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