Australia (PRWEB) March 06, 2014
There are almost daily media reports of children being killed, or left physically or mentally handicapped, as a result of an accident; many of which could have been avoided, if only the carer at the time of the accident had been aware of the potential hazard. Risk for falls, poisoning, burns, or the choking and inhalation accidents – involving objects like toys – are but a few of the common risk factors for children, which most adults, parents and guardians alike, are unfortunately ill-informed on. Author, health educator and great grandmother Florence Parry aims to rectify this deficiency in knowledge with her new book, Great Grandma’s Guidelines to Prevent Childhood Accidents.
Parry’s work focuses on disseminating information on already known contributing factors and preventive measures that can be taken to prevent the constant reoccurrence of a vast number of predictable accidents at specific stages of a child’s growth and development. Prevention is better than cure, as the popular saying goes, because sometimes, especially worst case scenarios, there can be no cure. The best form of prevention is education, because when a baby is born, the parents are not magically bestowed with “all the knowledge and skills of child rearing.” These things have to be learned, and not through the hard way or by trial and error, for rearing children in such a way exact a very high price for the child and the carer.
Through Parry’s books, parents and child-carers will learn how to prevent childhood accidents before a child is placed in their care, rather than find out what they did wrong after the event of an accident. According to the author, the unfortunately frequent incidence of childhood accidents indicates that “common sense” in relation to preventing these incidents is not as common as most would like. Ultimately, Great Grandma’s Guidelines to Prevent Childhood Accidents is designed for the benefit of both adults and the children in their care, and any aspiring parent or caregiver will find the information Parry provides to be an eye-opener that will set them on the right course for ensuring the safety of the little ones soon to be in their care.
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About the Author
In July 1968, Florence Parry emigrated to Western Australia from the UK. From 1968-70 she worked as a Librarian, and from 1970-72 she worked at the Civil Commissioner’s Office at Exmouth. From 1972-74 she was in the Health Education Council of Western Australia, and participated in part-time student health education at Claremont Teacher’s College. She was the Executive Officer of the National Safety Council’s Home Safety Division for the next ten years, before establishing Home Accident Prevention Initiatives (HAPI).
Great Grandma's Guidelines to Prevent Childhood Accidents * by Florence Parry
Publication Date: July 3, 2013
Trade Paperback; AU$29.99; 283 pages; 978-1-4836-3960-4
Trade Hardback; AU$49.99; 283 pages; 978-1-4836-3961-1
Ebook; AU$4.27; 978-1-4836-3962-8
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