family in a canoe

Boating safety for kids

In 2013, 77 percent of all fatal boating accident victims drowned, and of those who drowned, 84 percent were not wearing a life jacket.

Little boys and girl on surf board

Keeping kids safe in open water

Drownings happen most often in lakes, rivers, ponds, oceans, canals, reservoirs, retention ponds and other open water.

mother and daughter swimming underwater

Q&A: How do I know if my kids are ready to swim in the ocean?

There are some important differences between ocean and pool swimming that you and your kids will want to talk about before everyone hits the beach.

Mother protecting daughter by using bug spray

How to safely avoid bug bites

Itchy red bug bites may seem like an unavoidable part of summer, but there are some ways to avoid them.

Poison Ivy Plants

How to treat poison ivy and poison oak rashes

The best prevention is to teach your children how to recognize poisonous plants and stay away from them.