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BE THE TRUSTED ADULT, THEY MAY NEED YOU!

Melinda Reynolds Tripp Author of What Should You Do? He Said No! to the Situation , he went and he Told! BY AUTHOR MELINDATRIPP One of the best reasons, for safety education.  We never know who might need it. Police Find Bodies After Boy Tells Teacher That Mom, sister Are Dead The scene in Las Vegas on April 16, 2012....more

KIDS, TEACH THEM THE DRILL! Yep, the safety drill!

Melinda Reynolds Tripp Author of What Should You Do? EMERGENCY DRILLS? Not just for fires any more....... REALLY? Won’t it just scare them……? Not if you do a good job.  That goes for teaching any safety lesson....more

FATHER TEACHES SON SAFETY, SON SAVES BUSDRIVER,

Melinda Reynolds Tripp Author of What Should You Do? A Safety Hero! From People Magazine- BY AUTHOR MELINDATRIPP Boy, 13, Saves School Bus After Driver Loses Consciousness By Alison Schwartz Tuesday April 10, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Jeremy Wuitschick Thanks for liking PEOPLE’s “Boy, 13, Saves School Bus After Driver Loses Consciousness”. Like PEOPLE on Facebook for breaking news, celebrity pictures, exclusive deals and mo As far as school days ago, there wasn’t much for 13-year-old Jeremy Wuitschick to look forward to....more

The life you save, may be your own!

Melinda Reynolds Tripp Author of What Should You Do? 3-year-old boy saves dad's life Submitted by Meghan Kalkstein Saturday, January 29th, 2011, 3:15pm Topics: Health, Parents & kids, News Share on printPrint Share on emailE-mail KEIZER, Ore. -- On Monday the family of the local 3-year-old boy that saved his father by dialing 911 could be known nationally -- with what we hear is an appearance on the "Today" show. For now, the boy's father is just glad to be alive. "My son saved my life," says Aaron Hayes of Keizer....more

DON'T LET YOUR CHILD BE A POTENTIAL TARGET, TEACH AWARENESS SKILLS!

Melinda Reynolds Tripp Author of What Should You Do?Walking Alone BY AUTHOR MELINDATRIPP Wake up calls for kids and teens and people walking alone. Are you a potential target?   Think about it.  Are you paying attention to your surroundings, Looking around (the light house walk) Are you listening, that means you are walking with no ear buds  or one if you have to compromise your safety. I have no idea what circumstances led to the girl in San Jose being hit behind the ear by a man with a stun gun....more

Teach Your Children Well

Melinda Reynolds Tripp Author of What Should You Do?Teach Safety Skills Not Fear Children need to be taught awareness skills.  We call this situational safety. They need to be taught how to use their intuition and common sense.  Having a plan to keep them safe will take our children much farther than any fear based skill set. All children need the skills to assess a situation, and if unsafe, prepared to decide a course of action.  What someone says and does is the key to eliminating the stigma of any one group....more
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Human Trafficking or Why Teaching Safety to Children Gets More Important the More You Know!

Human Trafficking BY AUTHOR MELINDATRIPP Yesterday I met with an advocate fighting to teach Americans about human trafficking. Things I did not know and want to research more about…… This information came from an  advocate, she is asking me to become involved. She feels my push for safety for children dovetails well with her work....more

TEEN IN ATTEMPTED ABDUCTION FIGHTS BACK!

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TEACH THEM TO SING IT!

Melinda Reynolds Tripp Author of What Should You ? Helping Children Protect Themselves in the Twenty-First Century Tate Publishing 2012 , Amazon This caught my attention! Child in the news, sang his address for 911 operator... This is how I recommend you teach toddlers, preschoolers to memorize a favored number or address, use a known tune with your rhymed word to make a safety song. My grandson uses his Dad's cell number, the number ends in a one, so we ended the song with" that's my Daddy I'm his son!" Try it, let me know how it works! ...more

NO, GO, AND TELL!

Melinda Reynolds Tripp Author of What Should You Do? Say No, Go, and Tell! by Author MelindaTripp What safe kids do. The plan, deceptively simple, will change and grow with your child. Say No!  No to tricks, No, to bad behavior, bullying, bad choices........ GO!...more