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Cool Meals For the Hot Summer Days

June 30, 2010 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: Uncategorized No Comments →

Cooking in the summer provides a unique challenge. In the winter, turning a cold kitchen in to a warm and cozy place is a benefit of cooking. In the summer, turning that same kitchen into a sweltering inferno is not. Planning ahead can eliminate the need for turning on the oven. Here are several options to help ensure your kitchen remains cool in the hot summer months.

Gazpacho, a Portuguese and Spanish soup made from stale bread, garlic olive oil, salt, vinegar and vegetables doesn’t need any cooking and has undergone many variations since its inception. Modern gazpacho includes a tomato base and a wider range of vegetables. It can quickly and easily be prepared with a food processor and stored beforehand in a refrigerator.

Ceviche is a Peruvian seafood salad marinated in citrus. Traditionally made from raw fish and onions with lime or lemon juice, modern variations include using a tomato sauce of ketchup. In its original form, it can be adapted to most tastes by using a wide variety of fish and cold vegetables. You should check with your local fishmonger to make sure the quality of fish is good enough that it can be eaten raw. The citrus juice in the recipes allows it to be served at room temperature while eliminating the risk of immediate bacterial growth.

Pickled cucumbers and beats can be prepared the night before. Ways to prepare them range from simply placing julienne vegetables in vinegar to more complex and elaborate preparations that include chili oil and sugar. This concept allows for a wide variety based on what you have available and what your taste preferences are. And they don’t require you to heat up the oven.

Likewise, sandwiches are easy to prepare without heating the kitchen. Using coldcuts and already cooked meats and vegetables, they can be quickly prepared to suit individual tastes and served with a wide variety of sides such as coleslaw or any of the ideas above. In addition, setting out a simple tray of individual meats, vegetables, and cheeses that you have on hand will allow friends and family to prepare their own sandwich creations.

The traditional American answer to keeping the summer cool is to grill outside. Virtually anything can be grilled outside, from corn to cucumbers to beef and vegetarian hotdogs. This flexibility can be combined with any of the other ideas above to make a complete meal. Plus grilling allows you to enjoy the fresh summer air without feeling like you should be doing some yardwork.

A crock-pot can cook meats without heating up the rest of the kitchen as much as a traditional stove. Prepared the night before and left to cook on its own without much attention, the crock-pot not only keeps the kitchen cool, but allows the chef to work on other parts of meal preparation, or enjoying the summer weather. You can cook complete meals in the crock-pot by throwing in a roast and vegetables. Or you can cook meat, such as boneless pork ribs seasoned with barbecue sauce which can be used for chopped pork sandwiches.

Salads also offer a multitude of options for summer meals. Using lettuce as a base, the options of what you can add to a salad are limitless, from common vegetables such as tomatoes, onions and carrots to fruit, nuts and diced meats and hardboiled eggs. Salads are not only an effective way to prepare a summer meal without heating up the kitchen, but can also be used to help clean out leftovers. When you don’t feel like cooking, take out leftovers from the refrigerator and allow each member of your family to create their own salad masterpiece. Plus, salads offer the versatility of serving as a meal starter or a meal themselves. You can make them as light or as hearty as you want.

Pasta salads are also great in the summer. You will need to heat up the stove to cook the pasta. But you can cook a big batch and then use it for several options. Add Italian dressing, pepperoni, olives, and cheese cubes. Or add mayo and ranch dressing long with peas and carrots. Just about anything you like can be added to cold pasta to make a zippy salad.

Grilling is another great summer option. Plus it allows you to spend more time outside on the patio rather then in the kitchen. Marinade meat in your favorite seasoning then toss on the grill. Or cut up meat and veggies into bite size pieces and thread on a skewer for kabobs. For even more variety, add fruit such as pineapple or peaches. You can even cook garlic bread and cheesy potatoes on the grill but wrapping them in foil.

For those with more exotic tastes, researching Asian or Mediterranean cuisine online, at the library, or at your local bookstore will provide a wide range of inspiration and ideas. An exotic taste doesn’t mean that food has to be hard to prepare. It can be as simple as using rice paper wrappers, traditionally used to serve hot food , to serve cold food.

Whether your tastes range from the traditional to the exotic, summer cooking doesn’t have to mean heating up the kitchen. Use your imagination to find creative ways to keep summer cooking cool. Planning ahead allows you multiple options will little heat.

For more great meal ideas and a free menu planning report visit Menu Planning Central. Let them show you a quick and easy way tot get lunch or dinner on the table.

Summer Fun and Learning Can Co-Exist

June 30, 2010 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: About the Family, Children No Comments →

Summer Fun and Learning Can Co-Exist

Learning never ceases during the course of our lifetime.  So too, kids need to be motivated to learn as much as they can, even during summer recess.  Summer fun and learning can co-exist.  Here are some examples of how this can be achieved.

Word games, such as Scrabble, come in small sizes, which are suitable for beach and road trips.  Kids love it!  It stimulates their vocabulary and engages them in friendly competition.  It also enhances their math skills, as they have to add the points every round.  Boggle is another portable word game that kids love.  They can manipulate the letters, make words, and add up points.  This is a great game to take on a camping trip or to the beach.

There are board games that allow the kids to work on words and sentences.  There are computer games, which involve critical thinking.  These games can be competitive, and reinforce group work, and cooperative learning, as well.  Using these types of games keeps the stimulation of the kid’s minds at work.  It’s critical to keep the thought processes flowing, so they are prepared for the following school year.  In playing these games, they can also be taught to accept defeat gracefully.

Another board game, which involves critical thinking, is checkers.  The entire family can challenge each other.  This promotes social stimulation.  Suduko is a game involving math and numbers.  They have a kid’s version, which can be utilized on a rainy day or when there is some down time.

The advantage of utilizing and playing these games is learning, even though the kids do not realize it.  In this way, while they are having fun over the summer, they are actually preparing for the fall term.  Learning not only stimulates their minds, but also reinforces the skills they are taught throughout the school year.  In addition, there are some great sites for computer savvy kids you might want to look at.  They are funbrain.com, math.com, and abcteach.com.

Summer fun and learning can co-exist by utilizing these games and word play.  Without realizing it, your kids will be ready for the next phase in their school career, because time was taken to teach and have fun at the same time.

Fireworks Safety Tips

June 28, 2010 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: About the Family, Children No Comments →

Fireworks safety tips are an important part of any 4th of July celebration. Some cities have their own regulations about individuals firing them off, so fireworks safety may not be as much of a concern. If your city doesn’t have these restrictions, you‘ll want to know how to have a safe 4th of July fireworks display at home.

To begin with, you’ll want to find out your city’s laws about using fireworks and gain some information on fireworkes safety tips from the city. Some places only place restrictions on personal fireworks displays if there is a fire hazard concern. Other areas will limit the areas where fireworks can be used. Checking with your city will ensure you know their requirements, restrictions and avoid any possible fines for using fireworks if they’re not allowed.

It is also important for all children to understand that they should not handle fireworks of any kind. They can be so dangerous if not handled properly. Even those fireworks which seem harmless, like snakes or sparklers, can cause serious injuries. Fireworks should only be handled by adults and preferably only those who know how to use them safely.

Some adults enjoy drinking alcohol while celebrating on the Fourth of July. However, alcohol and fireworks simply don’t mix. If the person who is planning the fireworks is drinking, it would be best to allow someone who hasn’t been drinking set off the fireworks.

Be sure to have a water hose, water bucket or a fire extinguisher nearby when using fireworks. One person responsible for acting as a ‘fireman’ would also be a good idea. This way you’ll be able to extinguish any flames or fireworks and be ready for emergencies.

Stay away from the fireworks. With the possibility of catching on fire when lighting fireworks, you’ll want to light and run, so to speak. Don’t look into the fireworks tube to see what happens. Holding lit fireworks is also not recommended.

Even though professional fireworks often have multiple fireworks going off at the same time, it would be best for individuals to light only one at a time.

Rather than using grass or gravel, you’ll want to use fireworks on a hard surface which is flat and level. A sidewalk or paved driveway would be the best choice. Barring that being available, you may want to place a sheet of plywood down to use the fireworks on. The more stable the surface, the safer the experience will be.

Speaking about the surface used when shooting off fireworks, you’ll also want the area to be as open as possible. There shouldn’t be any trees or other obstructions in the way. The audience is also best kept as far away as possible. Never use glass or metal containers to hold fireworks when they’re being lit.

There are other fireworks safety tips  to be aware of, but they should be provided in every package of fireworks sold to the general public. Take the time to read the instructions and fireworks safety standards the manufacturers provide. And don’t forget to use them once they’ve been read.

By using some or hopefully all of these fireworks safety tips, you should have a safe and enjoyable 4th of July.

Tips On How To Quit Smoking

June 25, 2010 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: Healthy Living No Comments →

Many people who are smokers look for tips on how to quit smoking. Quitting smoking isn’t easy but it is one of the best things that you can do for your health.

Here on some tips on how to quit smoking:

First, try to smoke less throughout the day. This will be a gradual process as I’m sure you are aware. If in an average day you smoke 4-6 cigarettes an hour, then cut this down to 2 or 3 an hour. As you do this more and more you will realize you are cutting back even if it’s difficult at first. But you will see progress.

Second, if you are a smoker then you are also most certainly a moderate to heavy coffee drinker. Did you know that drinking coffee with a cigarette actually lessens the effect of nicotine absorption into your brain and chemical receptors? This is why when you smoke with coffee that you end up smoking more cigarettes than without. If you have to have a cigarette, and remember this would be your 2 or 3 an hour since you are cutting back, then do not have it with coffee and also vice versa. If you get a coffee then do not smoke at the same time. They both go hand in hand if you are a smoker but try your best to keep them separated.

Third, and this is a very important one, when you are out socializing whether it be dinner with friends or at a bar or a club, the social stigma of numerous smokers is always there. Peer pressure lasts for your entire life and this may even be what made you a smoker to begin with. If you are out with friends and many of them are also smoking, think about how this is not helping you in your battle to quit smoking. You can still enjoy your time with them but remember that you are trying to smoke less cigarettes in the day. Just because you are out with friends does not mean that you are all of a sudden back to your previous amount of 4-6 cigarettes an hour. A night out can easily become a chain smoking binge and this is not what you want to do to yourself.

Fourth, and this applies if you have children or a younger sibling or relatives. If they see you smoke then this is going to influence them no matter how much you may try to not smoke in front of them or tell them it’s bad for them or dangerous. The mind of a child is like a sponge and they absorb and are influenced by anything and everything around them whether it be good or bad or in between. If you have a puppy or dog for example and your child plays with them all the time then they will grow up to always love dogs and will ultimately have 1 or more dogs in the future. Think about cutting back and eventually quitting altogether for their sake too because if you don’t then they will most likely begin smoking at an early age, probably sooner than you did and will be on the same vicious cycle you find yourself in now.

Our Fifth one is one you may not have thought of but it will certainly help you I’m sure and may even surprise you if you put this into practice, even if you avoided this in the past. I’m sure you have experienced many times when you are out whether it be walking down the street or coming out of the store or even when you are inside of a public place and someone comes up to you to ask you if you ‘have a smoke’ and is ‘bumming’ off of you. I know that when this happens you do either one of 3 things: The first and most common is to say “no i’m sorry I don’t have any.” and if you are trying to keep your remaining cigs to yourself then you might even say. “Sorry I don’t smoke.” NOW STOP RIGHT THERE. IF you have said this then this is your subconscious grappling in one way or another with your inability to quit. You don’t WANT to smoke and the only time you say you are not a smoker is when SOMEONE ELSE ASKS YOU FOR A CIGARETTE. Ironic isn’t it?

Now this is where this gets interesting. The second thing you might do is say ‘sure’. and give them a cigarette. If you just bought a pack and you can spare one then this is not a big deal to you because you’re good for now. If you only have a few left then no dice to the bummer and he is out of luck because you need your last few cigs for the night. But let me now tell you your third option. What if every time someone asked you for a cigarette that you ALWAYS said yes and ALWAYS gave one out? Never mind that you just bought a pack or are almost out. You will be going by the law of averages, the more people ask you the more likely you are to give them away. Do not be resistant. What this does is take the addiction you have and you are sending it away. Now it’s obvious that you are in some ways supporting another’s habit but at the same time you are lessening your own.

March Renick is a freelance writer on many subjects and has been writing consistently for many years now.

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Getting Over Typical Organizing Hurdles Part 2

June 23, 2010 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: Uncategorized No Comments →

Here is the link to Part 1 of this series

Let’s face it; it’s often easier to give up our efforts to get organized than it is to jump over the hurdles. But the hurdles don’t have to defeat us. We can overcome each and every one and succeed in this journey to getting organized. The hurdles can be conquered. Join us as we tackle a few of the hurdles to organizing that we all face.

6. Too much stuff: You are not alone with this condition. Our culture is one that encourages the collection and consumption of much stuff. The trouble with stuff is the amount of upkeep and time it requires. There are only so many things we can use in a given day. For clothing alone, the average person wears 20% of their clothing 80% of the time. Take an honest look at what you actually wear for all of your activities. The excess can be donated. Work suits that you no longer need can be donated to organizations that make them available to women trying to get started in the workplace. You can also sell your items on consignment. This same process works for just about all of the stuff we have.

7: Perfection: Do you suffer from perfectionism? Many of us do. This hurdle can be difficult to overcome, but not impossible. We are under the delusion that we have to have or do everything perfectly. When we can’t we don’t start, or don’t finish. We know that realistically we can’t be perfect. Give yourself a break and give yourself permission to do `good enough’. There is nothing good about trying to be perfect. It only paralyzes us. Good enough is good enough! Think how much more relaxed you will feel when you no longer put unrealistic expectations on yourself. Start small and enjoy the freedom.

8. It was a gift: What is it about gifts that makes us think we have to keep whatever is given to us? Sometimes we keep items out of respect and love for the giver. Sometimes we keep items out of guilt, whether or not it is something we love and use. This is another one that requires a change in our way of thinking. A gift is something given with no strings attached. The receiver is under no obligation to keep any gift they don’t love or use. If you are holding on to something because it is tied to the memory of the person, give yourself permission to get rid of the item but not the memory of the person who gave it to you. Getting rid of the item doesn’t remove the memory from your heart. Give yourself permission to lose the clutter and cherish the memory.

9. Not enough time: Many of us think that if we don’t have hours of time to devote to organizing, then we don’t have enough time ‘period’. While it would be wonderful to have hours at a time to devote to organizing, the reality is that our time is in short supply. Don’t let the apparent lack of time discourage you from organizing. Everyone can spare 15 minutes here and there. It may be hard to believe, but you can accomplish a lot of organizing and decluttering 15 minutes at a time–especially when it’s a focused effort without interruptions, coupled with an ‘I CAN’ attitude.

10. Transition storage-Where do I put it?: When our homes are already disorganized and overstuffed it’s difficult at best to figure out where to put items we want to keep, items we want to donate and items we want to sell. Let’s tackle sale items first. Are you having a garage sale? Designate an area in your garage to store garage sale items. Make sure you set a date for your sale. It’s much easier to work with a specific goal in mind. If you are donating or selling on consignment, put the items in your car at the end of your session and drop them off at least once a week. For those items you are keeping, designate a place in your home for transitional storage and use only that space. It might be a challenge for a little while, but just picture how great things will look when you finish. You can do this!

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Getting Over Typical Organizing Hurdles Part 1

June 21, 2010 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: Organization 1 Comment →

Let’s face it; it’s often easier to give up our efforts to get organized than it is to jump over the hurdles. But the hurdles don’t have to defeat us. We can overcome each and every one and succeed in this journey to getting organized. The hurdles can be conquered. Join us as we tackle a few of the hurdles to organizing that we all face.

1. Procrastination: Let’s face it, it’s easier to put off an unpleasant or overwhelming task than it is to do it. So, what do you do to accomplish something you’ve been procrastinating on? You schedule it! Just like scheduling appointments for any other thing, put time on your calendar specifically for organizing. It doesn’t have to be a lot of time, just put it on the schedule. If it’s an appointment on your schedule, you are much more likely to follow through.

2. Lack of Motivation: You know it needs to be done, but you just can’t make yourself get up and do it. So, here are a few ways to help you motivate yourself. 1) Put on some peppy music. It is true that when there is upbeat music playing, our mood perks up and we move a bit faster. 2) Visualize the finished product or end result. When you can picture in your mind what your end result will be, it’s easier to get it accomplished.

3. Where do I start?: This one can sometimes be quite a stumbling block as we look at the whole picture. When we look at the whole, we can easily become overwhelmed. So, pick the room that bothers you the most. Then, break that room down into quadrants and work one quadrant at a time. As you begin to see progress, it gets easier to continue. And, by breaking it down into manageable bites, it is a lot easier to swallow.

4. Lack of family cooperation: This hurdle can sometimes be pretty difficult to work around, but it’s not impossible. Start out by scheduling a family meeting. Give yourself time to plan what you are going to say and how you are going to approach your family. Enlist your husband’s support ahead of time. You might share with him how much less stressed you will be if you have some help. This will help the two of you present a united front when you have the discussion with the kids. For the kids, go over the rules and the consequences for ignoring or breaking the rules. Be sure you and your husband are in agreement and be consistent about following through with the consequences. When the kids see you mean business, they’ll quickly fall in line.

5. It has to be done today: Chances are this is one of the hurdles you are subject to. To overcome this one, you need to change the way you think. You know that this physically can’t be done in one day. Even those television organizing shows take several days to declutter and organize only a few rooms, AND they have a team of people to help. A helpful way to change the way you think is to remember that your home didn’t become disorganized and cluttered in one day, and it won’t be reversed in one day. Reasonable amounts of time every day will be what wins this battle.

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Healthy Gluten Free Grains

June 18, 2010 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: Healthy Living No Comments →

This article lists many alternative healthy gluten free grains that you can incorporate into your diet.

Maintaining a gluten free diet can be difficult without doing any kind of research. There are many alernatives to gluten, in the form of gluten free grains. When choosing a gluten free grain, be sure to do your research on the manufacturer. Sometimes grains are labeled gluten free, but may come into contact with items that have been exposed to or contain gluten. In this case, you will want to avoid the product as it can trigger a reaction if you suffer from celiac disease.

* Amaranth is a gluten free grain that was popular among the Aztecs. Amaranth has a higher level of protein and fiber than any other grains including corn. It is commonly used in recipes that call for flour as a flour substitute.

* Buckwheat is not a grain, but rather seeds from a fruit plant that is related to rhubarb. It is used by bees to make dark honey. Buckwheat is a healthy alternative to rice and is known for its many health benefits such as lowered cholesterol and protecting against heart disease.

* Millet is a cereal grain that is used mainly in European countries. It is a very old grain, even mentioned in the Bible and used during those times to make bread. Millet is a good alternative to flour and can be used as a porridge as well.

* Quinoa is a grain substitute, despite the fact that it is actually a seed from a plant. Quinoa can be baked into baked goods such as cakes and bread as it gives a subtle nutty flavor. It can also be cooked and eaten as oatmeal would.

* Brown rice is an alternative to white rice. Brown rice is considerably healthier than white rice as it does not contain a high amount of carbohydrates or any gluten. Brown rice is a healthy alternative and can be used in any recipe that calls for rice. Keep in mind, however, that brown rice takes a lot longer to cook than white rice so plan ahead when using brown rice in your meals.

There are many healthy alternatives to typical products that contain gluten. Many of the alternatives prove to be healthier in more ways than one – contributing to digesting food and promoting a healthy cardiovascular system. The items listed above can provide an effective diet without any gluten to cause a reaction in celiac disease.   Be sure to add these gluten free grain options into your diet.

What Is Cyberbullying

June 16, 2010 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: Children 1 Comment →

I am often asked this question from adults and some children as well:  ‘What Is Cyberbullying” 

In a nutshell, Cyberbullying is is any harassment that occurs via the Internet. Vicious forum posts, name calling in chat rooms, posting fake profiles on web sites, and mean or cruel email messages are all ways of cyberbullying. 

Cyberbullying has increased along with the popularity of the internet. To effectively qualm cyber bullying, it is important not only to know the meaning of cyberbullying, but also how it presents itself and the possible effects. Awareness is the key to preventing any occurrences and to ensure that your children do not become victims.

What one may consider cyberbullying can vary. Essentially, cyberbullying occurs when one teenager singles out another teenager or group of teenagers in a negative way online. This can include harassment, threats and even smearing someone’s name by spreading lies. With the usage of social networking sites such as MySpace and Facebook, it is very easy for teenagers to bully each other in an online environment.

Cyberbullying is not usually a one-time deal. Most often, it is several messages being exchanged by the parties involved. These messages can take place using an instant messenger such as AIM or Yahoo! Negative blogs can be written about teens that are unaware of such slanderous activities. In some extreme cases, teenagers will hack another teen’s account and post degrading comments or send messages to others posing as that person.

Many teens do not give the forethought to the issue and do not realize that they are setting themselves up for a possible criminal charge. Others are simply not aware or do not care that they are damaging reputations and causing depression which may even lead to suicide or murder.

As a parent, it is important to spread awareness to your children about cyberbullying and its effects. What may seem like innocent fun to one teen is embarrassing to another and may lead to social problems. Stories are always in the news about teenagers who have committed suicide because of comments posted online. Teenagers have killed another in similar situations.

Issuing threats is a criminal matter. However, it is very difficult to sue an offender of cyberbullying as the burden of proof may not exist. Teenagers may claim that the comments were posted by someone who hacked into their account or simply that they were just joking around.

Many offenders get off with a slap on the wrist as opposed to any criminal charges. When a teenager commits murder or suicide, it can be very hard to prove that the events surrounding the death were caused by cyberbullying. One can argue that the child was depressed before any instances of cyberbullying took place.

Cyberbullying can take many forms. Teenagers can smear another’s name on a social networking site such as MySpace and Facebook, or create a damaging blog or website devoted to degrading another teen. Cyberbullying only pertains to teenagers and children; when an adult gets involved it becomes cyberstalking and cyberharrassment.

Knowing the forms of cyberbullying and what to be aware of will help to stop another child from cyberbullying yours. Be sure to discuss cyberbullying and its consequences with your children as well so that they do not become cyberbullies themselves.

Separated by Miles and Still Reading Together

June 13, 2010 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: About the Family, Children No Comments →

As you may know my oldest daughter, Shayna, lives in Tallahassee, Florida while I am in Washington, DC. Shayna is the mother of my 1st grandson, Kevin and he is now two years old. While I don’t see him nearly as much as I’d like to, we stay in touch via webcams and telephone calls.

One of the greatest joys of being in a child’s life for me was not just playing with them and watching them grow, but reading to them and with them. I love reading books to children and watching their eyes light up with wonder as the stories unfold. Technology has now made it so that you can actually share a book with someone, read to or with them when they are miles and miles away!

Readeo was founded in 2009 by CEO Coby Neuenschwander while living in Chicago with his son Oliver. Because of the distance between Oliver and his grandparents, they were having trouble establishing a meaningful relationship. Visits only happened a couple of times per year, phone calls were inadequate, and video chat alone didn’t hold Oliver’s attention. Reading together became the vehicle for establishing and strengthening the relationship between grandparent and grandchild. So he developed a product to make this possible.

Readeo allows two people who are separated geographically to share books together in real time while connected in a BookChat (in which they can see each other via a video connection). On the screen, they see the same digitized picture book and turn the pages together. Many people that are in the military use this so it isn’t just for us Grandparents :-) .

They offer a large variety of books that you can choose from and the books are perfect for child of all ages and even toddlers. My Grandson Kevin really enjoys the ‘Does a Chimp Wear Clothes’ story and I love watching the expression on his face as I read it to him.

If you know me, then you know that I love a good bargain. Readeo is actually totally free for a 2 week trial (that’s what sold me on the program). The sign up process was really easy for me and my daughter and after our trial was over my daughter actually purchased the program for me (as a gift!). I thought it was a beautiful gift idea and my grandson and I use it often and have certain nights of the week that Nana (that me) reads him his bedtime story.

Stop on by the Readeo site and just take a look for yourself at how cool it is. Just imagine being able to read a story to a loved one that is miles away or having a loved one read a story to your child when they are out of town. I do know that as Kevin grows older he will be able to remember the bedtime stories that I read to him even though I wasn’t physically there to tuck him in.

                              

Make Life Safer For Kids With A GPS Tracking Device

June 11, 2010 By: RealLifeSolutions Category: Uncategorized No Comments →

While there are many laws to keep child predators away from our children those laws are tough for the authorities to enforce. For this reason our kids may potentially walk by a predator on their way to school or have one drive by them as they wait at the bus stop. While we cannot keep these situations from happening we can provide a tool to help protect our children should something unfortunate occur.

A large majority of kids are kidnapped while on their way to and from school since this gives the predator a chance to watch their habits and daily routing to formulate a plan. Despite our best efforts to teach kids not to talk to strangers and to stay in groups this does not ensure that something will not happen. But an Amber Alert child locator device can go along way toward protecting them in these situations. With a panic button built right in a child can push this button should they feel threatened and instantly parents will receive a notification something is wrong. This will alert parents to take action seconds from the incident occurring not hours later when they finally find out things are not okay.

While the panic button is useful the unit is not capable of preventing a kidnapping entirely. But should the unthinkable happen parents will be able to access the GPS coordinates to find and recover their child quicker. While for some this personal tracking device may sound a bit paranoid, to parents who have lost and not found their children to a abduction many would be more than happy to have one on their child but it is too late. Do not wait until the unthinkable happens to protect your child as they go to and from school each day.