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Your parents let you out, let your children out!

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What was your favorite activity outside of your parents eyesight?
Playing at a park, bike riding, building forts, tree climbing?
Mine was Cardboard Sliding!
In Marin County in the Summer, there were hills covered in golden dry grasses.
Armed with opened, cardboard boxes, my troop of friends and I slid down the hills, re climbed, and slid again for hours, I didn’t have an ounce of fat on me, I was happy, I was safe, and I was learning a lot about friendship an self reliance.
There are not more dangers today, as many parents believe, but there are a lot more children left without the empowerment, and awareness skills needed to engage as a healthy, strong member of society.
Somehow parents have begun over the last twenty years to cocoon
their children, instead of teaching basic safety so that children can think for themselves.
I wrote a book for parents and teachers, about children protecting themselves, using a basic safety plan, covering themselves like inner armor,
with the knowledge of how to handle situations that any person will run into.
Lenore Skenazy, in her book, blog and television show emphasizes
That as known as her favorite nickname, “World’s Worst Mom,”
Teaches parents that helicopter parenting cripples our children.

Follow me at , TeachSafety, on Twitter, Follow Lenore, at
Worlds Worst Mom.
Go to Amazon and order your copy of What Should You Do?
Helping Children Protect Themselves in the Twenty-First Century,
Tate Publishing
By Melinda Reynolds Tripp
http://www.amazon.com/What-Should-Melinda-Reynolds-Tripp/dp/1616631406

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3-year-old boy saves dad’s life | Health | Salem News

3-year-old boy saves dad’s life | Health | Salem News.

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Bad Behavior in the News and Family Watchdog

What Can You do Today? go to familywatchdog.us/ You can ask for information on sex offenders, etc. who live/work in your area. 

 I get automatic updates and you can too.

There are good people everywhere and a few bad apples that muck it up for the rest of us!

If the shooting in Texas was not hair-raising  enough, let’s pay attention to the headline from Washington State,  and then applaud the students who called  911 to help them when a recent parolee broke into the roomate’s home.  He threatened, and began the systematic abuse by binding the first 4 girls laying on the floor. He laid down his knife when he ran out of electrical tape, and he began looking for something to bind the girls. 

Meanwhile in two separate areas of the home other roomates are calling 911.

Back at he scene of the unfolding crime, the two unbound girls have hidden and passed down the assailant’s knife beneath them as he went in search of more tape……

OUTSIDE- the 911 calls produce 4 police cars,

 the man is arrested without incedent……

The lesson-

The proactivity of the girls is impressive.  In the face of a very real and imminent threat, they took action ,and we should all give them an ovation!

Some parents, and hopefully teachers too, prepared these girls to act in the face of intimidation.  They turned their situation ” on it’s head.” SAYING NO! to bad behavior.

I always recomend children grow up playing in fun and safe ‘packs’

Here is a grown up example of young people working together to stop someone with very bad behavior.

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PROJECT SAFE from Melinda Reynolds Tripp, Author of, What Should You Do?

Your  child may someday be your very own undercover superhero. Every child has the potential of becoming an undercover safety super hero.  No one can tell that he/she has been trained with safety lessons to make good safe choices just by looking at them.  The child who calls 911 to save a parent, or walks safely to the cashier to say they need help finding thier parent, or does not do what someone says to do, just because they are bigger, or louder.  The child who uses thier intuition along with the lessons from school and home and saves themselves……they are all everyday heroes.

Every child can be a hero

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911

Good people are everywhere, all week I have been blogging about 911 heroes, children who have saved themselves and their families.  Last night a good Samaritan stayed with a frightened-pregnant woman who had just been slammed intro by a truck running a red light.  This man stayed with her until the police and her husband arrived.  You never know when you might need help, from an everyday hero,  last night it was my daughter, and I’m so grateful she and the baby are fine. 

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