Are you a helicopter parent or a free-range parent? Most of us probably consider ourselves somewhere in between. But as parents, we’re always balancing the desire to give our kids independence with the desire to protect them. Should you babyproof or not babyproof your home? And if you do choose to childproof, how, exactly, should you do that? And what about all the other situations where safety is an issue? How can you make sure your kids are safe when they’re traveling, playing outside, or surfing around online? Babble has a bevy of tips to keep kids safe while developing a sense of self-sufficiency. So take a deep breath and relax. You’ll be prepared, and they’ll likely be just fine.