Melinda Tripp

Author / Child Advocate/ Safety Educator I'm on a mission to ensure that all children have access to safety education. I have taught for 33 years, including preschool , elementary school and school safety assemblies. I have a BS in Child Development, a K-8 Teaching Credential, background in Curriculum Writing Author of What Should You Do?Helping Children Protect Themselves in the Twenty-First Century, Tate Publishing 2010 Abduction Prevention Education Curriculum copyright 1994 /p>

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IF SCHOOL DISCIPLINE IS THE HEADLINE THEN FAMILY DISCIPLINE SHOULD BE THE BY- LINE

Melinda Reynolds Tripp Author of What Should You Do? IF SCHOOL DISCIPLINE IS THE HEADLINE THEN FAMILY DISCIPLINE SHOULD BE THE BY LINE BY AUTHOR MELINDATRIPP ON JUNE 19, 2012 In my local paper, the headline , Discipline, dropout rate discussed.  The author’s premise is that black boys in  particular, are not able to handle the school discipline policies and hence face a larger proportion of expulsion and dropouts  per capita.  They have gone so far to employ a reach-out program. Let’s discuss this,  teachers have the same standards for all of their students....more

BRUSH UP ON INTERNET SAFETY FOR CHILDREN THIS SUMMER

Melinda Reynolds Tripp Author of What Should You Do?Ask your Child to Explain Safety on the Internet! BY AUTHOR MELINDATRIPP ON JUNE 11, 2012 Make a list of all of the safety factors you think your child should know about the Internet. Every child has heard bits and pieces of Internet Safety. Find out by asking your child what they already know. What do they personally do to keep safe on the Internet? Then get ready to fill in the blanks! pages 64-66 What Should You Do? Share this: Press This Twitter Facebook4...more
Hear, hear, this comes at a perfect time. My two grandsons, ages 9 and 10, have just started ...more

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!...more

STILL OUT TO SAVE THE WORLD ONE MOM AT A TIME!

Melinda Reynolds Tripp Author of What Should You Do?I said, ” I want to save the world!” BY AUTHOR MELINDATRIPP ON JUNE 3, 2012 So when I am shot down by a young pack of mommys at a bridal shower, I wonder, what now? If I cannot convince moms that they can indeed teach their children safety skills, that those empowered kids could be a gang of fun-loving group of  safe kids playing kickball outside, then why am I doing this? These moms swore their children, even in agroup, will not be allowed to play outside, then I say, you need to read, it is possible to overcome fear, by educating not ...more
Well, you have my attention, and I am willing to listen. Once a young mommy, I lived in great ...more

TWO MEN FOLLOW THE SCHOOLBUS THROUGH THE COUNTRYSIDE

Melinda Reynolds Tripp Author of What Should You Do?  Colleen breaks away and saves herself. by Author MelindaTrippMay 4, 2012     Two men following the school-bus saw one girl get off.  She had become a target.  Her mother was late coming to the end of their dirt road to pick her up. Unconcerned, Colleen began walking up the road....more

An Interview by Mr. Ethen Carrell

Melinda Reynolds Tripp Author of What Should You Do? http://ethen091.hubpages.com/hub/Author-Melinda-Tripp-Is-Interviewed-By-... ...more

WHERE IS ISABEL?

Melinda Reynolds Tripp Author of What Should You Do? AFTER YOUR PRAYER FOR HER SAFE RETURNBegin teaching your child age appropriate safety strategies.consult your copy of the safety guide, What Should You Do? or look back at my past blogs to get some ideas......this is something you can do, every parent, every teacher, and every care giver.Teach safety, it is easy, practical, and can save their lives. ...more

WHERE IS YOUR WEBSITE MELINDA?

Melinda Reynolds Tripp Author of What Should You Do? NEW WEBSITE Melindatripp.tateauthor.com/...more

"NANA, WHY DO YOU TEACH PEOPLE TO KEEP THEIR KIDS SAFE?"

Melinda Reynolds Tripp Author of What Should You Do?P " Nana why do you teach, children to  be safe?" " Because James, sometimes you just know what you were meant to do." "Will you teach us too?...yes honey all of my grand kids,  too. ...more

Tell, save another........

Melinda Reynolds Tripp Author of What Should You Do?Patty’s story……why at 90 years old, she decided to tell BY AUTHOR MELINDATRIPP Many years ago, back in 1921, in a nice quiet neighborhood in Minneapolis, Patty, just five years old,was molested, by her friend’s father. She never went back to play and she never told. she want children to be empowered to tel! Patty shares her story, in her own words in What Should You Do? Helping Children Protect Themselves in the Twenty-First Century, Tate Publishing 2010 CHILDRENKIDSPARENTINGPARENTING A SAFE CHILDTEACHSAFETYUNCATEGORIZED ...more