Archive | Insurance repercussions

Scarrrrry!

Would You Issue a Recall of this Sweatshirt?

  From the Consumer Product Safety Commission daily update (boldface mine): Recall Date: March 11, 2015 Kid’s Korner Children’s Zipper Hooded Sweatshirts Recalled by Kroger Due to Choking Hazard Hazard: The sweatshirt zipper pull can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.   Remedy: Refund Consumers should immediately take the sweatshirt away from young children […]

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Worst Super Bowl Ad? #Nationwide

Yo, Nationwide. That ad you just ran on the Super Bowl? What is it proposing? Parents of dead children just weren’t careful enough? Way to twist the knife! One of my favorite comments to this site ever was this: “Most of the time, when something bad happens to a kid, it isn’t because of bad […]

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Fight for Your Right to…Toboggan! Make This Video go Viral!

A catchy song and even catchier message: LET US TOBOGGAN! For gosh’ sakes, cities: Rather than banning winter fun, let us do it at our own risk! Great big kudos to writer/performers Laura Cole and Mike McCurlie — who sure look like they’re having a blast! Share this video or go out and sled! (Me, […]

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See you at the home for abandoned Scouts!

Uh, Girl Scouts, Isn’t This Form a Little Harsh?

This is the form handed out at the troop my friend sends her daughter to: Girl Scouts may only be released to persons authorized for their care. It is necessary as a parent/guardian of a Girl Scout to complete this form and return it to the responsible Girl Scout adult before or at the time […]

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Are we afraid of almost everything, where our kids are concerned? BINGO!

UPDATE! See the Real Bingo Card for Child Hysteria Bingo!

LOOK! Thank you, Marjorie Ingall,  for making this into a Bingo Card! (And here’s a site that allows you to do the same. So fun!)  Readers — Commenter Jenny Islander sent in this brilliant Child Hysteria Bingo board! Feel free to add more ideas: Welp, I think I’ve finally read enough of Free-Range Kids to make […]

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Meet your kindergartener at the bus...or ELSE.

Meet Your Kindergartener at the Bus…or ELSE

It happened about 1,600 times in the last school year: Bus drivers in Hillsborough County arrived at the bus stops in the afternoon with kindergarten students who had no parents or guardians to meet them. So begins an article in Florida’s Tampa Bay Times describing the terrible scourge of parents who trust their kids to walk […]

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Is that a child having fun???

Seattle Special Needs Playground Destroyed for “Safety’s” Sake

Readers — A playground in Seattle specially designed for kids with autism, cerebral palsy and other special needs was ordered destroyed by a bureaucrat (or bureaucrats) who declared it extremely dangerous…even though over the course of its 10 year history, no child was seriously injured on it. You can see some pictures from the playground […]

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