KIPS Blog: Parenting Assessment in Practice & Research

Summer Safety Strategies: How to Protect Your Kids While Embracing the Outdoors

Posted by Marilee Comfort on Fri, Jul 21, 2017 @ 04:54 PM

Guest Blog by Alex Robbins

Stay-at-home father of three lively boys.

Home safety is a number one priority when you are around this much energy and curiosity!

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Tags: play in nature, child abuse/neglect prevention, parent-child interaction

How Children Benefit From Playing Outdoors

Posted by Marilee Comfort on Tue, May 20, 2014 @ 11:10 AM


Let’s Play Outdoors!

It's very tempting to send your kids outside to play and simply let them be. While you do need to give kids unstructured time outdoors, this does not mean that you should overlook parent-child interactions during outdoor play. Here's what makes the interaction between parent and child in the outdoors so important.

Guest blog by

David Reeves

Superior Playgrounds (

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Tags: parent-child interaction, play outdoors, play in nature, playgrounds