August 16, 2013
I was hike up the Dragon's Tooth trail in Roanoke, VA, with my kids. It was eight in the morning, the rocks were very steep, and I reminded them that out of everyone in the country, we were the only people in this spot at that chosen moment. My attempt to make this memory was thwarted by a sarcastic remark from my middle schooler, who proclaimed: "There is a reason the lines are so long at Disney, Mom." so much for trying to show my kids America.
She's a dreamer
Dreams are supposedly a representation of what our brain is trying to process. If she believes that, here are symbolic references she may like:
Water symbolizes healing, refreshment, knowledge, and spirituality.
Flying symbolizes a sense of power.
Falling symbolizes insecurities and anxiety.
Being chased symbolizes the fear of being caught or found out.
Being naked symbolizes the fear of being judged.
(Source: USA Today)
Monkey bars, swings, and slides have been a great place of fun and injury for children. Annually, approximately 200,000 children end up in the emergency room after playing on a playground. About 90,000 are seriously injured and about 15 kids die from a fatal injury, mostly from a fall. Surfacing is the most important safety feature for a playground.
(Source: Safe Kids USA)
The World Health Organization recently released a statement saying tanning beds are in the same high-risk category as tobacco when it comes to cancer risk. Research has found the link between indoor tanning and skin cancer melanoma "sufficient and compelling," and 62,000 new cases of melanoma were diagnosed last year.
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