The Front Seat and Bickering Siblings for 07/21/2017
Dear Family Coach
Dear Family Coach: My wife lets my 10-year-old sit in the front seat of the car. She says it’s no big deal, but it freaks me out. Am I overreacting? — Scared Dad
Dear Dad: You aren’t overreacting. The safest place for a child to ride in the car is buckled up in the back seat. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Academy of Pediatrics, in the absence of state regulations, recommend that a child under the age of 13 sit in the back seat. Why? Because car accidents are a leading cause of death and severe injury in children, and air bags in the front seat contribute to the danger.
Updated: Fri Jul 21, 2017