Law Offices of Paul Levin (CTLaw) - Q2 2019

Hiking With Your Kids

Hiking has many benefits as a family activity, such as mental health improvement, strengthening your relationships, and experiencing new sights and discoveries together. It’s also great exercise, and you get plenty of quality time, fresh air, and sunshine. Here are three guidelines to help you and your kids have fun on your next hike. Encourage Their Curiosity One of the best ways to have your children learn about the world is letting them explore it. Being there for your children and encouraging them to ask questions about flowers, bugs, or animals you see on the trail will help them expand their vocabulary and learn how things work. When they learn they can explore independently and ask about the world around them, they’re gaining the confidence to teach themselves. Bring Along Some Tools of Discovery Getting your children to engage in nature while you’re out hiking can be as simple as bringing a magnifying glass along with you. Let your kids look at leaves, rocks, insects, or anything else you might come across on the trail. You can also bring binoculars to help them look at a bird that might be perched a little too high up. Another option is a You wouldn’t think that car accidents could be humorous in hindsight, but they can in these cases. For all the auto accidents people find themselves in, we’re thankful for the cases where the drivers and passengers can walk away with minimal or no injuries. And out of those cases, it’s an added bonus when the stories behind the accident make us chuckle. Here are a few of the weirdest and funniest auto accidents where everyone came away just fine. The Steering Wheel Heimlich Maneuver Not only was no one injured, but this accident actually saved a truck driver’s life. He was driving his rig through Pennsylvania while eating an apple. Unfortunately, he began choking on a piece of it, passed out, and rammed his truck into a concrete barrier. Fortunately, the crash knocked his chest against the steering wheel, dislodging the apple. He was treated quickly in the hospital and credits the crash for keeping him from choking to death. Does This Mean My License Won’t Get Renewed? This might be the most ironic auto accident ever. A driver was pulling into the parking lot of the local department of licensing. As he parked, his foot slipped off the brake and onto the gas, sending his car careening over the curb and through the front doors of the DOL. He

bug holder to let your kids catch smaller insects, such as grasshoppers or pill bugs, and give them a close-up look.

Keep Safety in Mind While you’re out on the trail, it’s essential to make sure that both you and your family are safe. Wear breathable, noncotton material and sturdy shoes that don’t expose your toes. It’s important to dress according to the weather. For example, if the day is sunny, wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays and apply plenty of sunscreen on any exposed skin. Bring your kids’ favorite snacks and water bottles for everyone to stay hydrated. It’s crucial that you also bring a fully stocked first-aid kit in case someone is injured on the hike. Starting with one of your local hiking trails can be a rewarding way to spend the day with your kids. You can watch their excitement as they expand their world with new discoveries.

THESE CRASHES ACTUALLY HAPPENED 3 Strange and Funny Auto Accidents

was there to renew his license, and bringing his whole car inside probably didn’t help his case. Grounded for Life Even if you’ve thought about stealing a car for a joyride, very few people act on this impulse. But this 13-year-old boy from New Jersey did just that. After stealing a 2012 Toyota Camry, he saw

his mother driving in the opposite lane. The teen panicked and drove into a tree on the side of the road. He broke his nose and injured his hip but was otherwise fine. Of course, there’s a good chance he was grounded long after the injuries healed. Here at the Law Offices of Paul Levin, we are here to help you through the aftermath of your accident no matter the circumstances. Contact us today.

Attorneys Paul Levin & Kelly Kasheta

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