The coming of spring and summer means more and more kids will be flocking to parks, playgrounds, and backyards to take advantage of warm weather and longer days. They will congregate in whatever neighborhood yards offer the most options for fun and engage in a variety of outdoor activities each designed to be more fun the previous one. The last thing on their mind will be the relative safety of their activities. It is up to their parents to set and enforce safety guidelines for backyard play.

It may seem over protective to worry about kids playing in yards. Everyone expects bumps and bruises, scraps and cuts to happen in the course of outdoor fun.… Read the rest