Protect Your Kids from the Summer Sun

by Ann Hayward 08/25/2019

The summer is the time for a holiday. Summertime is the time families go on vacation and enjoy time together. Different places come to mind, and such situations lead to exposure to sunlight for many hours - the beach is a good example. 

When you visit the beach with your kids, you may expose them to sunlight for too much time, and that is bad for their skin. The reason is that the sunshine is made up of three kinds of ultraviolet rays, all of which affect the skin and the eyes. So, if you will enjoy summer and also be protected, so you don't have to deal with skin problems after the holiday is over, the following tips are essential.

  1. Stay in the shade. Wherever you go during the summer, try to stay under a shade as much as possible. That is important to reduce the amount of time your kids spend in the direct sun. So, when you are at the beach, get them to stop running around from an hour or two. Let them stay with you under a shade, and you can engage in activities that do not involve running around or getting exposed in the sun.
  2. Get them covered. It is quite challenging to get kids to settle down especially in a place like a beach where they have enough area to run around. However, as much as possible, ensure your kids are wearing clothes that cover more than half their bodies. Covering provides that they are not exposed to the sun more than their bodies can take.
  3. Protect their eyes. Having kept your kids in the shade for a few hours and also ensuring the wear protective clothes, another thing you can do is find a means of protecting their eyes. Before and during your stay at the beach, you should warn them not to look directly at the sun. Aside from that, however, you should get them sunglasses. That will assure you that you've protected their eyes by some means.
  4. Delay going to open places until evening. If you must go to an open place like the beach, you can delay your going until late into the evening when the sun sets. If you visit an area where the sun sets early, that means you have more time to spend outside. If not, then it implies that you have limited time to spend with the kids on the beach.

About the Author
Author

Ann Hayward

Born in Philadelphia and raised in the suburbs, Ann Hayward got her Pennsylvania real estate license at age 18 even before going to college. This second-generation real estate professional followed in the footsteps of her father and two uncles, inheriting their passion for the business. Licensed in DC, Maryland and Virginia, Ann is accomplished in her career, with numerous designations including SFR, SRES, PSA, WHC, and multiunit Housing Development Finance Professional (HDFP) from the National Development Council. She specializes in Prince Georges and Montgomery Counties, Northern Virginia and Washington, DC, all jurisdictions where Ann has lived and knows very well. In addition to her professional expertise, she owns and manages personal investment property, understands and has been involved in the renovation/remodeling process, and has great resources which she shares with clients. When you hire Ann to represent you, she will make your buying or selling experience an enjoyable, rewarding one. Her compassion, sensitivity to her clients’ needs, eye for detail, and ability to see the big picture when guiding you through a purchase or sale are unique assets that will ensure your success. A diverse and relevant background also gives Ann a distinct edge. For 30 years, she worked in fast-paced, high-pressure television and theatrical production, attaining the highest achievement – DGA membership as a Director, and as an award-winning staff and freelance writer. Her keen audio visual skills and design sense benefit sellers in marketing their properties, and are invaluable in helping buyers see the potential of space. A true renaissance woman, Ann was also an income tax professional and office manager for H&R Block, so she thoroughly understands the tax and financial implications of acquiring and selling real estate. Her superior organizational skills are further evidenced as owner of a downsizing/professional organizing business, Managed For You, which allows her to connect with everyone from millennials to boomers and seniors, whether for small space planning or assisting with major decluttering and transitioning. Ann holds an AB in American History from Simmons College, Boston, plus attended Robert Wagner Graduate School of Public Administration where she was a candidate for Doctorate. She additionally studied Film Direction at the American Film Institute in LA, and was a Stanford University post-graduate Professional Journalism Fellow. Personally, Ann is an avid if not very good golfer, and the co-founder of a nonprofit 501c3 organization offering educational guidance, tutoring and counseling for youngsters from elementary school through college admission. She sits on the board of trustees of a nonprofit educational film production corporation as well. (202) 494-6252 [email protected]