Grade school children parenting tips
Wear short or close fitting sleeves to avoid catching on fire.
Turn pot handles to back.
If grease fire starts: cover the pan, turn off burners, do not try to move pan.
Never put water on grease fire.
Lift lids away from you, to allow steam to escape.
Use oven mitts to move pans/lift lids.
No 'playing around' while cooking.
Use move mitts to remove items, containers get hot.
Stir food before eating, center is hot.
Allow popcorn bags to cool a little before opening, then do so away from you.
Do not climb on electrical poles or towers.
Do not climb over fences that surround electrical substations.
Do not fly kites near electric power lines.
Do not attempt to retrieve kite if caught in power lines.
Do not climb trees near power lines.
- Teach your child how to call 911 and what to say.
- Instruct your child on using matches and lighters safely and responsibly.
- Begin to instruct your child on safe cooking methods:
- Place microwave at level safe for your child to use.
- Teach microwave safety:
- Instruct children about coiling cords or using short ones, and the "no dangle" rule.
- Teach children not to 'warm up' by or near fireplaces, heaters, or fires.
- Teach your child electrical safety:
- Teach your child proper use of extension cords: do not overload, do not run under carpets, run behind furniture, etc.
- Use only flame-retardant/noncombustible costumes for Halloween.
- Be a good role model.
- Involve children in planning and practicing safety and fire drills.
- Always dress in non-flammable sleepwear.