Archive: June 19, 2014

Preventing drowning deaths with swimming life skills

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We teach our children how to ride bikes or cross the road safely, but swimming competence as a basic life skill is often overlooked by parents even though many of us live near open water. As a result, approximately 10 drowning deaths occur in the US every day and drowning is the leading cause of unintentional injury deaths among children aged 1-4 years old in Canada . However, as May’s…

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Risky play an injury prevention strategy

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UBC News: June 10, 2014 BCIRPU’s Dr. Mariana Brussoni encourages fathers to create opportunities for their kids to engage with risks in a secure setting with minimal hazards and appropriate supervision in order to learn lessons that will serve them well when they encounter risks in the “real” world. Read the article: Kids benefit from rough and tumble play with dads