Ask the Child Therapist Episode 6: How Do I Keep My Kids Safe? The Best Lifesaving Tips.

Ask the Child Therapist Episode 6: How Do I Keep My Kids Safe? The Best Lifesaving Tips.

We all want to keep out kids safe, but how do you do that effectively. Here are the best tips to follow.

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Why I Know My Children are Safe When I Can’t Protect Them

Why I Know My Children are Safe When I Can’t Protect Them

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Wearsafe for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. I often like to cover child safety topics on Anxious Toddlers. We recently talked about teaching our kids safety tips beyond stranger danger. This was a hugely popular article because as parents, we all strive to keep our kids safe. I am often approached to do […]

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Don’t be Clueless. Learn the Possible Signs of Sexual Abuse

Don’t be Clueless. Learn the Possible Signs of Sexual Abuse

Sexual Abuse You have concerns. You have suspicions. But, how can you be sure? You want that definitive list. Those definitive signs and behaviors to confirm or disconfirm your worst beliefs about sexual abuse. Unfortunately, no one can do that for you – not even this article. Sexual abuse isn’t like a disease, with its obvious checklist of symptoms. Kids respond and react differently to […]

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5 Ways We Teach Kids to NOT Trust Their Gut Instinct

5 Ways We Teach Kids to NOT Trust Their Gut Instinct

Recently I wrote an article on teaching kids concepts beyond stranger danger. Several people left comments about this great book called The Gift of Fear by Gavin de Becker which talks about gut instinct. I remember vaguely seeing the author on Oprah Winfrey a long time ago.   I love absorbing new information, so I quickly got the audio version and listened to it on […]

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Don’t Let Your Kids Roam the Virtual World Unsupervised. Teach Internet Safety.

Don’t Let Your Kids Roam the Virtual World Unsupervised. Teach Internet Safety.

If you have tweens or teens in the house, there’s a good chance that they are using smart devices and social media. In fact, about three-fourths of all teens have or had access to a smartphone. Do you talk about Internet safety?   Do you know what apps your teens have on their phone? Do you know who their online friends are – or who […]

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Have you Heard of Burn Note? If Your Kid has a Phone – You Better Learn!

Have you Heard of Burn Note? If Your Kid has a Phone – You Better Learn!

Should Parents Be Worried About Burn Note? Today’s teens are becoming more and more tech-savvy, which means that they’re finding new ways to hide their digital footprints from their parents. In fact, over 70% of teens make an effort to conceal their online behavior. How do they pull it off? One way is by using disappearing messaging apps such as Burn Note.   What is […]

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12 Questions you Should Ask Every Babysitter – But Don’t!

12 Questions you Should Ask Every Babysitter – But Don’t!

I had a major personality flaw. I was way too considerate. I cared way too much about what other people thought. These seemingly pleasant personality traits put my kids at risk. When interviewing for a babysitter, they caused me to not ask the right questions. I didn’t want to be rude. I didn’t want to be presumptuous.   I will never make that mistake again. […]

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Top 5 Unsuspecting Household Dangers that can Hurt Your Kids

Top 5 Unsuspecting Household Dangers that can Hurt Your Kids

When you found out you were pregnant you probably did what most of us do. You covered all electrical outlets, you put baby locks on cabinets. You moved all your cleaners out of reach.   You probably thought you had it covered. And for the most part – you probably did.   But, there are some hidden household dangers that lurk in all our homes. […]

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Every Child is a Potential Victim to Online Predators. Learn Their Tactics. Educate Your Kids.

Every Child is a Potential Victim to Online Predators. Learn Their Tactics. Educate Your Kids.

You think online predators can’t find your kid. Think again. Would you let your child walk alone at night? Would you invite strangers into your home and let them play with your child alone? If your child has access to a smart phone, tablet or computer – that is precisely what is happening.   Geez what an alarmist you might think.   But do you […]

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Beyond Stranger Danger: 6 Off the Wall Tips That Can Save Your Kid’s Life

Beyond Stranger Danger: 6 Off the Wall Tips That Can Save Your Kid’s Life

Stranger danger doesn’t cut it. Sometimes it’s not strangers – and kids don’t always know they are in danger.   The likelihood of this happening to a child is thankfully rare. But, I am not into gambling – especially when it comes to my children.   In less than 30 minutes – you can give your children enough information to save their life.   But […]

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Parenting in a World with Mass Shootings

Parenting in a World with Mass Shootings

It has happened again. Another mass shooting. It seems like this is becoming a regular occurrence. I scan the headline for location and start breathing again. It didn’t happen here. Not today anyway. My gut instinct to get into the car and grab all my children slowly starts to subside. Days like these make me want to live far out in the wilderness away from […]

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Video Lesson: Child Predators. Learn the Signs. Protect your Kids.

Video Lesson: Child Predators. Learn the Signs. Protect your Kids.

Many parents aren’t aware of the tactics child predators use. Take this quick 8 minute video lesson and learn what signs to look for when your child is being groomed for abuse. Click here to start your lesson. For other articles on body safety follow Anxious Toddlers Pinterest board: Follow Anxious Toddlers’s board TODDLER Body Safety on Pinterest.

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5 Things Every Parent Should Know About Child Predators. #1. You Already Know Him.

5 Things Every Parent Should Know About Child Predators. #1. You Already Know Him.

    Nobody ever thinks it can happen to them. Nobody thinks they know a child predator. Until it is too late. Child predators are not some strangers in a dark alley. They are  people we all know. They are our friends, our relatives, our kid’s coaches. The best way to keep your kids safe is to learn their tactics. Ignorance and naiveté is dangerous […]

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Video Lesson: How to Teach Your Children Body Safety

Video Lesson: How to Teach Your Children Body Safety

  Take this quick video lesson and learn how to teach your child body safety. Click here to get started.   For more articles on body safety follow Anxious Toddlers Board: Follow Anxious Toddlers’s board TODDLER Body Safety on Pinterest.

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Video Lesson: Parenting Tips on How to Prevent Sexual Abuse

Video Lesson: Parenting Tips on How to Prevent Sexual Abuse

As parents we cannot always prevent sexual abuse, but there are ways we can arm and prepare our children to know the warning signs to look for and how to get out of uncomfortable situations.   As parents, we can learn the signs of child grooming and be more aware of relationships that raise red flags. Take a few minutes to watch these short 3 […]

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