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Medical Alert Bracelets
Do you worry about your kids being bullied at school? My girls are adults, so I haven’t thought about this for a while, but a recent study found 8-of-10 parents are worried their children might get bullied.1
There is cause for concern when 22% of students ages 12-18 were bullied at school; and 20% of high school students say they were bullied on school property at least once in the past 12 months.2
Bullying can be direct (happening in the presence of the targeted person) or it can be indirect (accomplished by spreading rumors and telling others to exclude the targeted person). It can be physical, verbal or relational (social isolation, rumor spreading, posting of embarrassing images, etc.).
Kids with special health needs—such as diabetes, epilepsy or food allergies—may have a higher risk of being bullied. One of the reasons why N-Style ID created medical jewelry that is stylish and fun is to help minimize the stigma of health concerns. Continue reading
I was having coffee with a friend the other day when she asked me if I remember ordering an ID bracelet when in grade school. She recounted how excited she was in sixth grade when the school kids were given that opportunity.
They all poured over the flyer showing a row of the same 10 metal bracelets with different engraved images on the front that were designed to customize each bracelet.
She mentioned it because the memory came back to her when she visited the N-Style ID website—and she dug around in her jewelry box and found that bracelet.
A Type 2 diabetes diagnosis in her family had led her to shop for fashion medical alert bracelets on our website. She said she couldn’t believe the selection and styles. It made her feel, that same excitement she felt in sixth grade, but said that this time she is overwhelmed by the number of choices. Continue reading
Every 8 minutes the American Red Cross responds to an emergency. That means, in the time it takes to listen to Led Zeppelin’s Stairway to Heaven (8:02), the Red Cross is rolling out to help a family whose home is damaged by fire or a city devastated by a tornado.
A closer look at the Red Cross reveals this organization is about much more than disaster response and blood drives. Continue reading
Blog: Keeping it Together When Your Child is Chronically Ill
When your child is diagnosed with a chronic illness like diabetes, asthma or cystic fibrosis for example, your world is suddenly like the inside of a snow globe... everything is moving in a flurry of activity and constant change. But eventually, when the fear and panic subside and your child's condition is more or less under control, you as a parent are left with the task of guiding your family's return to "normal" life. Continue reading