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Just add a few minutes of safety each week, make time for what matters most


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Safety Book Give Away

For Valentines Day this year I will be sending as valentines, ten books across the country to bloggers who are interested in reading, and sharing my book, What Should You Do? Helping Children Protect Themselves in The Twenty-First Century, Tate Publishing 2010
One writer is sharing this book with her education administrators in Connecticut….everyone wants to give children a safety education that will be useful rather than scary.
Every child needs empowerment, having a safety plan , in their “back pocket, ” means that in an unsafe situation children will have a plan to fall back on. Teach all children, tweens and teens, they have the power to say No to a bad situation, Go, quickly….run if necessary, and TELL!

You can message me your address on Facebook, or email me at tripptalkca@yahoo.com before February 8th, so that I can send you your copy, for Valentine’s Day.

If it turns out you have friends in “High places,”‘we can arrange further distribution of books to you.



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Run, Hide, Fight


As parents and teachers we watch the copy-cat
Crazy folks commit further atrocities and ask,
“What Now?”

Man killing Bus driver and taking five year old hostage…..
Junior High children, bringing guns to school……shooting with terrifying accuracy.
” What now?”

I have outlined all the ways children can stay safe in my book, What Should You Do? and for 99% of instances, this game plan works when they have a way to get to a safe place.
Say No to bad behavior, Go to a safe place and person, and Tell.

But what if this is not enough? Your child will have safety drills at school. Run, Hide, Fight- They will be told to lie flat or run to a safe place….check with your school superintendent’s office and get a copy of their safety drill format. That way you can streamline your parent-child-teen discussion to include what they teach at the preschool, elementary, jr high and high schools.


How She Spoke to Her Children About the Sandy Hook Tragedy

How I Spoke to My Children About the Sandy Hook Tragedy.

How will you talk to your children?  Read this!

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Sandy Hook School

Sandy Hook School.

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