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Most parents insist children have to learn not to touch things. However safety researchers find this is an unrealistic expectation of little ones and using this approach can make them more likely they get hurt. In a study, Examining Parental Strategies, and Their Efficacy, for Managing Child Injury Risk,” Morrongiello, BA, Ondejko MA, Littlejohn, A, Journal of Pediatric Psychology, found “Child-based strategies serve no protective function and, depending on what other prevention strategy is in place, may actually elevate children’s risk of injury in a room.” Combining removing hazards and watching, was found to be better methods to keep them safe.

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