On Thanksgiving, it is not uncommon for people to leave the dinner table overstuffed. While eating a wide variety of foods is helpful, it's also important to eat reasonable portions. If kids see parents with plates piled high, they are likely to follow suit. Parents should encourage kids to pace themselves, instructing them to eat some now, cover and set it aside. Then, later they can eat some more.
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Car Safety Tips The #1 killer of children under 12 is motor vehicle crashes. The following safety tips can help ensure safe Thanksgiving travel for kids.
For children in carseats, use the "Inch and Pinch" Test. After you've buckled your child in, pinch the car seat strap near their shoulders. If you can pinch a wrinkle in the fabric, tighten the strap until it is snug. Then grab the car seat at the bottom where it is attached to the car and tug from side to side and front to back. If the seat moves more than an inch in either direction, tighten it.
Remember to secure holiday "extras" in the car. Make sure that all luggage, equipment and other holiday "extras" are tightly secured in your vehicle. These objects could become projectiles in the event of a crash.
Special-Needs Children TSA Cares is a passenger support service that provides travelers with disabilities and special conditions assistance, 72 hours ahead. Call 1-855-787-2227 or email TSA-ContactCenter@tsa.dhs.gov for more information.
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