These days, half the battle in parenting is just getting your kid away from a screen for two seconds and into the great outdoors.
I don’t know a single mom or dad who wouldn’t leap at the opportunity to send their kid into the backyard to play.
Still, even though there are immeasurable benefits to going out and enjoying nature, there are plenty of dangers out there too.
In order to enjoy nature safely and happily, it’s a good idea to teach your children what to avoid, from irritating plants like poison ivy, to potentially lethal dangers like rattlesnakes.
No matter where you live, there are going to be hazards, but one major hazard that lots of folks don’t know about comes in the form of a lacy, white flower.
It’s called giant hogweed, and despite its pretty blooms, this is no delicate flower.
In fact, this common weed found across North America causes dramatic, dangerous chemical burns.
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