Safe Kids, Smart Parents

Safe Kids, Smart Parents

What Parents Need to Know to Keep Their Children Safe

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Baker & Taylor
This practical guide to keeping children safe at any age empowers both parents and kids to be alert, follow a safety list and to critically assess situations to take the right steps to reduce risks. Original. 50,000 first printing.

Book News
This is a self-help guide for parents offering guidelines for how to protect their children, and raise them to be aware of themselves and of possible "danger strangers." Rebecca Bailey and Elizabeth Bailey, psychological and psychiatric professionals respectively, review the facts behind child abduction and abuse, but most of the book is focused on parenting techniques that introduce children to these dangers, to the support structures around them (including showing both respect and caution for authority figures), and how to analyze your child's behavior to determine if they're caught up in sketchy situation. They not only consider public dangers, or dangers in school, but they also devote a chapter to protecting your child from online predators. They include reference chapters on safety questions appropriate for different age-groups, safety lists, safety agreements for caretakers, and information on what to do if your child is missing. Annotation ©2013 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

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A practical guide to keeping children safe at any age empowers both parents and kids to be alert, follow a safety list, and critically assess situations to take the right steps to reduce risks.

Simon and Schuster
Leading family psychologist and personal therapist to Jaycee Dugard, Rebecca Bailey tells parents how to keep their children safe in this accessible, must-have guidebook, with a foreword by Terry Probyn, Jaycee's mother.

Whether their children are toddlers or teens, six years old or sixteen, whether they live in a rural town, suburb, or a bustling city, all parents worry about threats—from cyber-bullying to exploitation and abduction. What should they tell their children and when? What practical steps can they take to reduce the risks and keep their kids safe? Dr. Rebecca Bailey, with the assistance of her sister and registered nurse, Elizabeth, gives easily understood, easily followed answers.

Safe Kids, Smart Parents builds on Dr. Bailey’s years of experience as a family psychologist helping real families deal with real situations. From abduction to abuse, Bailey explains how parents can speak to their kids about troubling topics while building their self-esteem and teaching them how to protect themselves. A smart, comprehensive, and easy-to-read resource, Safe Kids, Smart Parents is the most important book a parent can own.

Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, [2013]
ISBN: 9781476700441
Branch Call Number: 613.6083 BAILE
Characteristics: 209 pages
Additional Contributors: Bailey, Elizabeth RN


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Dec 10, 2014

Provides many ideas for parents of children of a variety of ages. Things like games to play and ways to bring up the topic of personal safety.

ksoles Nov 04, 2013

Family psychologist Rebecca Bailey has teamed up with her sister, psychiatric nurse Elizabeth Bailey to produce a helpful and important albeit grim reminder of the threat children face from predators.

"Safe Kids, Smart Parents" contains two sections: one intended for adults and the second for (older) children. Both convey the importance of environmental awareness and vigilance and emphasize that caregivers must teach kids not to trust strangers. The smart and accessible "Safe Kid Kit" towards the end of the book presents separate chapters addressed to different age ranges. Tactics include playing games like I Spy to foster observational skills and remaining in close contact by phone, especially difficult with independent teenagers.

Though at times the book seems quick to install fear and paranoia, the authors do provide some frightening statistics about child abductions. They emphasize the painful truth that parents need to install in their children not only a wariness of strangers but one of all elders including coaches, teachers and ministers.


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