As parents, Husband and I do our best to instil a lot of common sense in the girls, especially when it comes to their perception of danger. Health and safety is so important and being able to rely on ones own sense of what’s right and wrong is hugely important and will set them up for adulthood. According to Accident Advice Helpline thousands of people suffer accidents and ill-health while at work most of which can be avoided. Obviously it’s the responsibility of any employer to ensure the safety of their workers, but this doesn’t always happen.
It’s funny to think about how adults and children perceive danger so differently. Burrito Baby is going through a particularly intrepid phase at the moment. Wait, who am I kidding? This phase has been going on since the moment she was able to move around by herself! I’ll never forget sitting here, typing on my laptop much like I’m doing now, with BB playing on the floor by my feet. One moment she’s there and the next I see her out of the corner of my eye using our clothes airer as a ladder! I joke that BB will turn me grey one day, but I’m not sure it’s that far from reality!
Sausage, on the other hand, is my cautious, sensible child who would never take a risk like that, but I do sometimes wish that she was less worrisome and let herself go a little more. As much as we’re teaching the girls what’s sensible, I also think that kids definitely need to throw themselves around a bit in order to properly BE kids.
On that note, Accident Advice Helpline is organising a competition for kids to get involved in. They are inviting children under the age of 16 to create a poster highlighting anything to do with health and safety and how accidents can be prevented. The website says:
The winner will be awarded a £100 Amazon Voucher and one runner up will receive a £25 Amazon voucher. Enter your poster by posting it on Twitter using the hashtag #aahhealthandsafety or emailing your poster to email@example.com . All posters must be received by midnight on May 21st 2016 to be in with a chance of winning. And make sure you keep an eye out on our social media channels where we will feature our favorite entries.
Further terms and conditions of the competition can be found here.
Sausage is midway through designing her poster at the moment and won’t let me see what she’s up to until it’s done, but I’ll be sharing her entry with you once it’s all submitted!