Raising Kids Who Can Protect Themselves / Edition 1

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Overview

A DYNAMIC PROGRAM FOR EMPOWERING CHILDREN OF ANY AGE TO PROTECT THEMSELVES FROM HARM

In this invaluable—and possibly life-saving—book, self-defense experts, former law enforcement professionals, and parents Debbie and Mike Gardner show you how to teach your kids to protect themselves when you aren't there to take care of them. Faced with a threat or compromising situation, your children will draw upon an arsenal of action techniques they've practiced at home, techniques that will help them defend their bodies and personal space, and move to safety.

Discover everyday ways to fortify your children with the skills needed to survive a threatening situation, including:

  • Age-appropriate methods for overcoming fear, reducing vulnerability, and building self-protection instincts
  • Courage coaching as a way to create a "family" defense system
  • Life-saving skills, such as quality eye contact, voice control, breathing, control of inappropriate crying, development of positive self-talk, and space awareness
  • Site-specific survival strategies, from parties to the mall to sports practice
  • Five foundations of raising self-reliant and safe kids, including courage-building activities in the home, and how to create a family "courage" vocabulary

In building a family-defense plan with your kids, you'll provide your children with the emotional strength, problem-solving skills, and self-reliance necessary to make smart, brave, and safe choices—no matter what their age, no matter what the situation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071437981
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/24/2004
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 966,018
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Debbie Gardner (Cincinnati, OH) was a deputy

sheriff for the Cincinnati Sheriff’s Department

for eight years. Mike Gardner (Cincinnati, OH)

was a 28-year veteran sergeant of the Cincinnati

Police Division. The Gardners are the

founders of the Survive Institute, a company

that offers courage-based personal protection

seminars. Their clients include American

Airlines, IBM, Procter & Gamble, and General

Motors, among many others.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2007

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    How do you prepare a child for the danger of daily living and still raise a confident human being? You read this book. I thought I'd read everything available on self-defense for children so I was stunned to stumble across this treasure. Most books have a good tip or two in them but few are practical, and some are downright dangerous. This is the first I've found that offers a parent a complete process for raising a strong and safe child. This book won't give you statistics or the details of predator psychology - vital information for parents - but you can read up on those separately. Meanwhile, don't skip the small stuff. There are powerful messages tucked into single paragraphs in this book. I disagree with the author in only one area - the need for long-term physical self-defense instruction - but understand his concern because of the lack of practical application to real-world scenarios in most martial arts schools. Real self-defense schools are difficult to find... so read this book! I definately recommend this for parents of children ages 3 to 16.

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