Small children, even some 1-year-olds, are able to pull the trigger on a
gun. Also, older children or adults can mishandle guns or firearms and
injure others. The American Academy of Pediatrics encourages parents to
avoid keeping guns and firearms in the home or car. If this is not possible, guns and firearms
should be kept away from children and stored:1, 2
Locked in a secure
location, with the keys hidden.
With the safety device on.
ammunition. It's also important to lock up the ammunition.
Talk with your children about gun safety. Be sure that they know to stay away from guns in a friend's home or elsewhere and to tell you if they see or find a gun.
Have you ever wondered how your personality traits might determine the
choices you make? And how these traits affect your satisfaction with your
choices? Here's your chance to find out. Read the following scenarios and mark
the one that best describes you:
_______I feel strung out most of the time. Each night before bed I look at
my calendar and start feeling anxious, dreading the next day. I have insomnia
many nights, just thinking about all the things I have to do. Somehow...