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Teens / College

Warning Mom & Dad – The Latest Cyber Safety Issue – Chatroulette – by Alison Rhodes, The Safety Mom

Just when you thought you had heard of all the ways complete strangers could interact with your child or your son or daughter could become a victim of cyber sexting, here’s the latest – chatroulette. Invented by a teenager (why does this not surprise me?) chatroulette is a site that anyone with a webcam can […]

Worried About Your Teens Driving Safely? Tune Into Shark Tank Tonight To Check Out LifeBelt

Tune in tonight to see my friend, Rob Allison, CEO of LifeBelt on the ABC show Shark Tank.  Rob was featured on the second episode of the series with his amazing new product that ensures that teens wear their seatbelts.  Everyone thought Rob was crazy when he turned down a million dollars during the espisode, […]

Finding Peace & Happiness With Your Teenager!

OK, maybe we can’t promise this entirely, but tune into my radio show, Keeping It Together With Alison, The Safety Mom (  tomorrow at noon EST to get some great tips on finding ways to get along with not only your teens, but intrusive parents and well meaning friends.  Join me when I speak with […]

Watch Alison Rhodes, The Safety Mom Live On View From The Bay Tomorrow At 3:00pm PST

Traumatic brain injuries are  one of the leading causes of death and disabiliuty for children from 1 to 18 years of age.  Alison will be discussing the leading causes of tramatic brain injuries for our kids and some great products to protect them.

Want to know who your teen is talking to and texting? The PROTECTOR is here!

One of the greatest concerns for parents of teens these days is sexting, cyberbullying and texting while driving. Well, there now might be a solution! This past week at the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas Taser International (yes, the company who makes Tasers) launched a new product, the PROTECTOR. PROTECTOR is a revolutionary toolset […]

Dangers of Concussions to Young Athletes – Texas Coach Suspended Over Abuse Allegations

I just read about the recent suspension of Texas Tech’s football coach, Mike Leach for “allegedly” isolating a player in a dark closet who refused to play with a concussion.  Of course, if he indeed did what he is being accused of, he should be immediately released from further tenure.  However, the incident is currently […]

National Teen Driver Safety Week

Each year, roughly 400,000 teenage drivers between 16 and 20 are injured in car accidents ( With this in mind, the Department of Motor Vehicles has made this week National Teen Driver Safety Week. It emphasizes the role we have as parents to guide and be involved in our teen driver’s education about traffic laws, […]

Great New Backpack Find

Only a little over a month into the school year and already my son’s backpack needed to be replaced last week. Between the weight of the books he carries and treating a backpack like a piece of sports equipment, it is a wonder that it lasted as long as it did. But, I have found […]