Understanding Gun Safety and Handling for Your Family: Part 2

What if facing your fears about Guns would make your family safer? Proper Gun Safety and gun handling skills could save your life! The biggest fear every parent has around guns is that their child might find one and use it to hurt themselves, because they don’t know what the gun does or how the gun works. First and foremost as an act of prevention, as a parent and gun owner, it is imperative that you keep your guns locked up in a secure safe. Your ammunition should be locked up separately. Your guns should never be loaded with...

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Gun Safety – How to Protect Your Teen: Part 1

Are you truly protecting your teens from Guns by NOT talking about Gun Safety? Americans can’t stop talking about guns, gun safety, gun violence, and gun control. Events like Sandy Hook & Aurora are catalysts for the seemingly never-ending, highly charged debate about gun violence. The dialogue continues because the issue of gun violence is too emotional an issue. Nothing is more collectively painful for our society than the death of innocent children. We can’t understand how people can commit such crimes. Everyone wants to...

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Teenage Suicide, Part 1: Warning Signs & Negative Voices

Teenage suicide is a scary topic for a lot of parents. We’ve all had dark times in our lives, where we’ve felt depressed and lost, especially in our teenage years. But why do some kids feel the need to take their own lives? Why do they feel there is no way out of their pain but death? In my blog series on Out of Control Teens I talk about if a teen is hurting themselves or somebody else, it’s because they are in pain that can’t be expressed in a healthy way. It can’t be shared because it’s too personal, and...

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Colbert Heights teen Dies a Week after Being Shot

Jesse Rainey A Colbert Heights 10th-grader shot while friends were pulling a prank a prank last weekend. Jesse died Friday morning in a Birmingham hospital, officials said Rainey was among eight friends who gathered at a friends house last Friday night after a football game. The group planned to spend the weekend at the house. A group of the friends decided to pull a prank on the others, telling them an intruder was in the house. The prank included turning off the electricity to the house. When they went to the breaker box in the house,...

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Prepare Your Teen for Driving – Tips for Driving Safety

You’re 15-years-old teenager will be getting her permit soon and you’re scared because you know the stats of teen driving accidents! Here are some very scary statistics about teen driving from The Team Safety Driving School. Vehicle crashes are the leading cause of teen fatalities.  Statistics site as many as 4,000 to 6,000 teens die every year (depending on the source) as a result of car crashes. That would be approximately 16 deaths every day! Teens represent about 10% of the U.S. population but account for 12% of all fatal car...

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Daniel Fernadez’s Tragic Death

Daniel Fernadez’s death by sticking his head through the hatch on top of a bus is a tragedy and hopefully teens and parents can learn from this horrible happening. This is such a tragic happening! I would call it an accident but it could have been prevented if the teen had just thought about his actions before doing it.  Teens are not the only ones that react without thinking about the outcome, some adults and college students do the same. One of the things I teach in my mentoring to teens is that every decision they make either has a...

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