Accidents happen to everyone, but there are things we can do to make them happen less often and be less dangerous. To keep children safe, the first step is to know how they are most likely to get hurt. Drawing on data from the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control,1 this guide gives information about the kinds of accidents that are the most common and the most dangerous for children between the ages of 5 and 14, and then offers suggestions about what dads can do to help avoid these accidents. Most children do not get seriously hurt, but it is important to know what dangers they face. Sometimes, parents worry about the dangers that grab the headlines, but those usually are not what hurt the most children. (Author abstract)
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