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Raise a safe child, The Video.

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HOW WILL YOUR CHILDREN GROW UP?

Strong? Safe? Secure? Aware?
What can you do?

Talk about it!
Teach it!
For answers go to –
WHAT SHOULD YOU DO? HELPING CHILDREN PROTECT THEMSELVES
IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY, c 2010
By Melinda Reynolds Tripp
IN PAPERBACK AND NOW IN AUDIO FROM AMAZON.COM

http://www.amazon.com/dp/1616631406

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Run, Hide, Fight

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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.

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Sandy Hook School

Sandy Hook School.

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GREEN LIGHT, YELLOW LIGHT, RED LIGHT….RUN!

A summertime suggestion.

Discuss the following with your child.

Are you feeling safe here at home, happy, calm? Not worried?  That is a green light sort of feeling.  It is a feeling  that if you were just hanging out, playing a game, reading or listening with two earbuds you would feel safe.

So then when we are out and about is that green light? No, that is Yellow Light!

When you are out in the world it is your job to pay attention.

Use the lighthouse walk pg.46

Drop an earbud, you can be safe and have sound….

When suddenly faced  with a situation, calmly use the safety plan you have in place and

Say no to the situation, leave or break away as necessary, get to a safe adult and Tell!

Rehearse, practice…..every child loves to scream “no!” on cue and practice break-aways

Use pages 41, 43 and 63 for these practice sessions.

Use everyday news to discuss how children handled situations successfully.

Always reassure your child that they have the power to help and save themselves if they ever need to, and  that you will always be there to believe them.

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