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CHANGE THOSE BATTERIES!
Daylight Savings ends this year on November 4. Energizer and the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC), the people who came up with the idea of a campaign to remind us that when we change our clocks, we should also change the batteries in our smoke detectors, are doing so again this year, and have added another category: carbon monoxide detectors. Some sobering statistics: Approximately 80 percent of fatal home fire victims are children killed in homes without working smoke alarms. Every day, three U.S. residents die in the home from carbon monoxide poisoning. Check those batteries on November 4 or sooner!
If you’re doing all the work around the house, you need the Rewarding Kids Responsibility Kit. The weekly organizer, with wipe-off markers and a job chart, can be posted anywhere. Reusable stickers with cute graphics remind even kids who don’t know how to read to pick up their toys or to set the table. There are also reward charts to help inspire less-than-enthusiastic workers. $24.95 at www.creativechanges.com.