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I Used to Be Pro Choice

When I was a young woman, I was pro choice. Never having had a child,
And being of a young mind, I had not taken the time to read, and think,
And understand what life meant, it’s worth. As I grew older I discussed it for years with my husband and eventually we both came to the same conclusion, ” Who speaks for the Child?”
As a child safety advocate, how could I not be pro life? Pro Child?
I think this gentleman said it well.

Re “Time for ‘family values’ Congress to value families” (Opinions, Jan. 26): You claim that some California congressmen are picking on kids and pregnant women by being “eager to force pregnant women to have unwanted children.” Take an honest look at the alternative: allow pregnant women to kill unwanted children – how is that not “picking on kids”?
Would you also advocate for allowing women to kill any “unwanted” children after birth? Those pro-life congressmen simply know the scientific fact you deny: Except for location, there is no difference in the humanity of an unborn baby and a born baby. Passing through the birth canal is a 12-inch physical change of location, not a transformation from blob of tissue to human being. The “choice” you stand for is simple: Pregnant women, mothers already, must choose between having a live baby or causing a dead baby. Standing up for defenseless unborn babies is virtuous; support for abortion is the epitome of anti-family values.
– Steve Beck, Merced

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Raise a safe child, The Video.

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Years ago I sat with my babies on my lap when they finally pulled baby Jessica from the well

Today, I, along with the rest of the nation wait, hoping that the little 5 yr old who was kidnapped off his school bus will be returned to the safety of his family. The atrocities, brought to even the quietest of communities across our nation, by copy cat crazy folks just keep coming.

Three days ago, a man with very bad behavior (remember we do NOT say Stranger / Danger, this is about behavior) killed a school bus driver as he attempted to save the school children on his bus. He then took one child, a five year old boy, to his under ground bunker, from where he is now negotiating with an army of officers above ground.
We wait, we probably second guess with our spouses what could be done….we wait, we pray.

We do need to be vigilant, in our awareness of the members of our communities. Use your intuition, and your powers of observation. Most people are good, going about their lives in a safe and normal fashion. however in every community there are a few people who may suffer from mental illness, and people who seem to live on the very fringe of society. It is your job, when you have concerns, speak up, and keep speaking up until your worries have been relieved.

You may never know the lives you have saved.

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The Sandusky Trial

Where do you begin? The horror of the children, now grown, retelling of the abuse of their mentor?
How do we begin to make sense of this or make sure we can stop this kind of abuse?

SO MANY CHILDREN ARE WALKING AROUND SHROUDED WITH TERRIBLE SECRETS!

Again, I will tell you that we have public education. That is in itself imperfect, but one of the best
Things I can tell you about it is children go there. They are there on a regular basis with people who in general, care about their well being. They are actually payed to make a concerted effort toward each child, most do it because they love it, and truly care.

So we have the children there, all of them, the abused, the molested, the unwashed, the unfed,
the children of neglectful or ambivalent parents….you see the children every day, but they might
not look in need.

So, if a teacher, talks about the worth of a person, and what good and bad behavior looks a feels like when a child is young. They are talking to two audiences. The ones who look up interestingly at him, never having felt anything but love and kindness, and the others, who also look up interestingly, thinking, he is talking about me, what I’m going through.

I always ask children to listen and no hands up until after the lesson. I explain that I would really like to hear what they have to say, but we will talk afterward. That is because the whole group
Does not need to know what their , Example- mom’s boyfriend, has been doing, etc. But the principal, and parents and authorities might need to know.

So as much as I would like all of the great parents to teach situational to children. I need to get the
public schools to teach this, and every one of their trusted, safe adults need to establish with them that,

THEY ARE SPECIAL, AND CARED FOR AND THEY WILL PROTECT YOU,
NO ONE IS ALLOWED TO HURT YOU, SCARE YOU,THREATEN YOU,TOUCH YOU
WHERE YOUR BATHING SUIT COVERS, OR TAKE YOU AWAY FROM THE PEOPLE YOU LOVE AND TRUST.

When you read about these young men, most had come from broken homes, foster homes,
uncertain of the support of good and trusted adults.
They were ripe, for the grooming by this monster Sandusky. They had no self worth, and did not have a safety plan, in “their back pocket” as we say, to ward off this behavior, and recognize it for what it was.

PLEASE SUPPORT THE RIGHT OF EVERY SCHOOL CHILD TO BE TAUGHT SITUATIONAL SAFETY, TO SAY NO TO ALL BAD BEHAVIOR, AND BAD SITUATIONS, TO SUPPORT THEM IN GOING QUICKLY AND TELLING, TO SAVE FIRST THEMSELVES, AND ANY OTHER CHILDREN WHO COULD BE POTENTIALLY HARMED.

If not my curriculum, then pick one that you feel is best, but do teach them self worth
And how to be safe, for the rest of their lives.

Melinda Reynolds Tripp
Child Advocate and Author of
What Should You Do? Helping Children Protect Themselves in the Twenty- First Century
On Amazon, and through Tate Publishing. 2010 Paperback, E-book, and on Audio download

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Wristband of Safety

Make a bead stretch bracelet / wristband to us when traveling with children who are too young or unable to tell a trusted adult a phone number.

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