Tonight (June 26, 2012) at 10 p.m. ET, PBS network's FRONTLINE will feature an investigative dive into dental health care in America. The show, "Dollars and Dentists", will explore the importance of dental health and why it seems so out of reach for many people.
FRONTLINE is also giving folks a chance to ask questions and make comments about the report. You can find out more and get a direct link to the live chat HERE .
We hope you'll be able to watch the show and take part in the discussion about it. And, be sure to come back here to pose your own dental health questions to our board experts.View Thread
Does your 3 year know your cell phone number, how to reach a neighbor, call 911?
A co-worker relayed this story to us -
"My daughter-in-law has Type 1 Diabetes and that means there's the chance of things going very wrong, very fast, though she's VERY good at taking care of herself. She has three children: 4 1/2, 2 1/2 and less than 2 months old. About a year ago I started talking with my daughter-in-law about the need for her oldest to know how to call me (I live down the street from them) and/or 911 should Mommy need help and not able to call herself.
So a few minutes ago I got a call on her cell phone, the 4 1/2 year old speaking a bit quiet (had to make her shout so I could understand) said Mommy is stuck and yes, needs help.
So I raced up there, into the house and upstairsâ€¦
Turns out everyone is fine but she and the baby had stepped out on to the balcony off the master bedroom. The 2 1/2 year old had shut the sliding glass door and it automatically locked at the bottom and it's a hard lock to unlock. So yes, they were stuck and the baby would have had heat stroke and a bad burn on this sunny day if it had gone on too long but not the dire emergency I was imagining as I went up there.
YAY for my 4 1/2 year old granddaughter! A good teaching moment for her, a chance to reinforce that she did something exactly right and to learn from it all."
This turned out to be OK but you can imagine all the what if's.
Have you taught your child how to reach out in case of an emergency? Has your family experienced anything similar?
Get your little involved and create a card made with hand prints, foot prints or fingerprints. Decorate a mug or mouse pad with a photo. Change his screen saver to a new picture and Father's Day message.
Disclaimer - Don't do this unless you have a lot of time on your hands. For super creative and fun ideas google - Father's Day Gift Ideas Images. I have spent the last couple hours looking at crafts and blogs that make me frustrated. I don't have the time to be the creative mama I want to be.
Have you figured out a gift? Planned a favorite meal? Has your man requested anything special (wink, wink)?
Share your plans for a memorable First Father's Day.
As I typed the above the song "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" popped into my head. I am fairly positive I have now dated myself and you may be thinking - What in the world is she talking about??????
It's been pretty quiet around here - Check-in to let us know who is here and what you have going on?
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