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Thin sheets of ice begin forming around the lakeshores each year at this time. Educating children about ice safety and keeping an eye on domestic pets is a responsible act for parents and pet owners. (Jason Durham / For the Enterprise)

Dock Talk: Teach your kids about thin ice danger

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­­­ If you're a parent and have yet to sit down to talk with your kids, now's the time.

Yes, it's imperative to ask about grades, peer pressure, saying "no" to drugs and alcohol, but now is the time to talk about ice.

As the nighttime temperatures dip below freezing and daytime highs fail to deplete the skin of ice gradually forming on our lakes and ponds, parents are encouraged to take an active role in their child's welfare.

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