GRAND Magazine - November 2009 - 36

grand ride what does a grand do? It has been more than 20 years since I installed children’s car seats, and I remember with horror having bungee-corded all three seats together once I finally secured the clumsy contraptions and the children. The instructions that were provided were grossly inadequate. Times have changed; manufacturers’ vehicles are all about anchor, tether and LATCH safety . The choices for car seats alone keep Ralph Nader up all night. Tragically, motor vehicle crashes kill more children ages l4 and under than any other age group, claiming nearly l,800 lives and causing more than 274,000 injuries each year, according to AAA Exchange . The majority of those crashes occur within 25 miles of their homes. As grandparents who transport children over short or long distances, we want to do all we can to avoid becoming a part of those statistics. Using car seats for our grandchildren is not only required by law, it is also crucial in protecting them in the event of a car accident. Choosing the right car seat and having it installed properly makes all the difference. Check with your local fire and police departments to schedule an appointment with a certified car seat technician at an inspection Precious cargo By Cathy Droz Everyone in back: Getting three across is no easy feat. Car seat safety for young passengers GRAND NOVEMBER Click and connect to more resources instantly where you see this symbol:  Photo courtesy of General Motors corPoration I don’t know about your family, but when I’m babysitting, my son and daughter-in-law give me their SUV to drive and I give them my car. Their car seats are already properly installed, so I just place my 4- and 1-year-old grandchildren in the appropriate car seats and off we go. Now, when the car seats and the grandchildren are both dropped off but the SUV isn’t with them,
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GRAND Magazine - November 2009

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of GRAND Magazine - November 2009

GRAND Magazine - November 2009
Contents
GRAND Central
Robert Reich: Enjoying Ella
Heroes Among Us
Love IS the Answer
Heart Healthy Thanksgiving
Top 5 Tech Gifts for the G’kids
Homework Toolkit
Precious Cargo
Resources
GRAND Finale
GRAND Magazine - November 2009 - Intro
GRAND Magazine - November 2009 - GRAND Magazine - November 2009
GRAND Magazine - November 2009 - Cover2
GRAND Magazine - November 2009 - 3
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GRAND Magazine - November 2009 - 5
GRAND Magazine - November 2009 - Contents
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GRAND Magazine - November 2009 - GRAND Central
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GRAND Magazine - November 2009 - 15
GRAND Magazine - November 2009 - 16
GRAND Magazine - November 2009 - 17
GRAND Magazine - November 2009 - 18
GRAND Magazine - November 2009 - 19
GRAND Magazine - November 2009 - Robert Reich: Enjoying Ella
GRAND Magazine - November 2009 - 21
GRAND Magazine - November 2009 - 22
GRAND Magazine - November 2009 - 23
GRAND Magazine - November 2009 - Heroes Among Us
GRAND Magazine - November 2009 - 25
GRAND Magazine - November 2009 - Love IS the Answer
GRAND Magazine - November 2009 - 27
GRAND Magazine - November 2009 - 28
GRAND Magazine - November 2009 - 29
GRAND Magazine - November 2009 - Heart Healthy Thanksgiving
GRAND Magazine - November 2009 - 31
GRAND Magazine - November 2009 - Top 5 Tech Gifts for the G’kids
GRAND Magazine - November 2009 - 33
GRAND Magazine - November 2009 - Homework Toolkit
GRAND Magazine - November 2009 - 35
GRAND Magazine - November 2009 - Precious Cargo
GRAND Magazine - November 2009 - 37
GRAND Magazine - November 2009 - 38
GRAND Magazine - November 2009 - 39
GRAND Magazine - November 2009 - 40
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GRAND Magazine - November 2009 - Resources
GRAND Magazine - November 2009 - GRAND Finale
GRAND Magazine - November 2009 - Cover4
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