The future of Baltimore lies in the hearts and minds of the city's children. Despite the love and care given by most parents, however, children remain among the most vulnerable to the negligence or intentional misconduct of other adults. When incidents happen, it can leave scars, both physical and emotional, that last a lifetime for the child.
Baltimore parents understand that their children need a great deal of love and care in order to thrive. While it is certainly not an easy task to be a parent, the challenge can become much more difficult, and the child's needs much more serious, when children are injured in tragic incidents.
With school back in session for Baltimore children, the morning and afternoon commutes have become much more hectic for many area drivers. The roads are now full of school buses, parents bringing their children to school and children walking to school, which can not only add traffic to area roads, but cause safety concerns if drivers are not cautious.
With the official start of the summer season just around the corner, many Baltimore children are looking forward to a few months of playtime before school returns in the fall. During this time, children occupy their days through different activities, whether they be organized activities or playing with friends. Unfortunately, many children are injured during the increased playtime, even during the most basic activities.
Parents in Baltimore need to be aware of all the dangers posed to their children. Kids are injured in accidents all the time. Often they are the result of the negligence or carelessness of another person. When a child injury occurs, no matter the cause, major expenses, both financial and non-financial, can take a toll on a victim and his or her family. In the worst case scenario, the child will be injured for the rest of his or her life or even killed.
Nothing scares Baltimore parents more than the thought of their child being injured. While this thought may be present in the back of parents' minds, the daily routine of work and school makes these thoughts drift out of focus. Unfortunately, however, these fears become a reality for some when their children are injured.
With school beginning or just around the corner for Baltimore children, it is a chaotic time of the year. The fun of summer is now over, and children and parents alike must adjust to the new school schedule. For many, the school day begins by catching the city or school bus. While parents trust that their kids will get to school safely on the bus, this is unfortunately not always the case.
For many Baltimore-area residents, the most valuable thing in their lives is their children. While children grow up fast, the experiences and memories of raising a child last a lifetime for Baltimore parents.
We've discussed the dangers of distracted driving before. It is well known that when people in Baltimore use cell phones while they are driving, tragic accidents can occur.