Remember when you welcomed your first baby into your home. You were a family for the first time and not just a couple. Tell me, what did you have on your gift registry or perhaps have purchased months before the baby had even arrived? Outlet covers, cabinet and drawer locks, safety gates, the latest and greatest necessities with high safety ratings? There are times in our lives that we are arguably safer and more cautious than others. So let’s fast forward 10 years. Has that child figured out how to unlock the drawers and grown out of the necessities that once kept them safe? My point here is that throughout life there will be different threats and different levels of risk, but the potential for harm will always be present.
Just because your kids have grown up doesn’t mean they have grown out of risk. It is important that you continue to provide your family with equipment, gear, and the knowledge to keep them out of harm’s way. I encourage you to think about how protective you were years ago and what you are doing to protect your family members now. No matter the age of the person, there will always be something that is dangerous and harmful to their health and well-being.