Posts From Dawne Gardner

If your kids are like mine, they’ve been counting down the days until Halloween since October 1. It’s an exciting holiday – playing dress-up, running around the neighborhood, and consuming all of those sugary treats! While it is a fun › Continue Reading

As the weather is finally getting warmer, your kids are probably itching to get outside to play. We know that kids are going to fall, crash, slip and tumble, but there are important things parents can do to ensure that › Continue Reading

There is nothing better than opening the windows after a long, cold winter and feeling the warm, spring breeze flow through your house. But it is also the time of year that I like to remind families about how dangerous › Continue Reading

Keys to Safe Sledding

One of the fondest memories of winter for a child is often heading to the neighborhood hill after the first big snow for an afternoon of sledding with friends. There is no doubt that barreling down a snow-covered hill is › Continue Reading

When I recently learned that another child had been injured by a fallen piece of bedroom furniture, I wasn’t surprised. More than 40 children younger than 18 are treated in emergency departments around the country each day for furniture related › Continue Reading

It’s finally starting to feel like summer and these warmer days call for a reminder about the danger of vehicle-related heatstroke. The most recent data lists heatstroke as the leading cause of non-crash, vehicle-related deaths for children. On average, every 8 › Continue Reading

The Super Bowl is about a week away and many families across the country are gearing up for game day celebrations. Because TVs will be such a large part of Super Sunday, my colleagues in the Comprehensive Children’s Injury Center and › Continue Reading

It’s back-to-school season and, for parents, that means crossing items off your school prep checklist. Once you’ve had a chance to mentally prepare your child for school and just before snapping that adorable “first day” photo, reserve time to have › Continue Reading

My son, Jordan (pictured top left), is a typical teenager: he has a messy room, forgets to take out the trash and acts silly. But he is also very loving, honest, and extremely athletic. At four, Jordan started playing basketball › Continue Reading