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Announcing: “Ruby’s Studio: The Safety Show!”

How can we talk to our children about safety without scaring them? In answer to this #1 concern of parents and caregivers of young children, The Safety Show, the latest installment in the multiple award-winning ‘Ruby’s Studio” series, takes a modern, empowering approach to kids’ personal safety.

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Can I Ever Let My Kid Walk Home Alone?

We parents hear of random acts of violence towards kids and might want to keep ours close and never let go. But, is that what’s best for our children? Pattie Fitzgerald, founder of Safely Ever After, shares ten tips for safety.

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Discussing Disaster With Our Children

Japan, Katrina, Southeast Asia and Thailand: it’s pretty scary to recount all the devastating natural disasters our world has faced in the past decade. What does the future hold for our little ones? When is the appropriate age to talk about how to react in an emergency, without engendering undue stress and fear? Melissa Brymer, Director of the Terrorism and Disaster Programs at the UCLA-Duke University National Center for Child Traumatic Stress, offers some helpful guidance through this difficult topic.

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Free-Range Kids vs. Protective Parents

Is our modern world so dangerous that we need to keep our eyes on our kids at all times? Lenore Skenazy, author of “Free-Range Kids” says children today are safer than ever before and we should loosen the overprotective reins. What do you think?

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Keeping Kids Safe From Sexual Predators

If there’s one thing parents can learn from the horrific cases of child molestation that have been in the news lately, it’s that teaching our children about body safety is more important than ever. But just how do we get the message across that “no one touches your privates” in a way that’s empowering — and not scary — to young children? Safety expert Pattie Fitzgerald tackles this very tough topic.

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MUSIC VIDEO: Boss of My Body

Video: “Boss of My Body” — You and your kids will want to move to this super catchy beat, that also sends meaningful messages to kids, ecouraging them to take charge of their bodies.

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Neon Shirts and Uh-Oh Feelings: Summer Safety for Kids

Do your children know what to do if they become lost? Who should they turn to? As we head out to the crowded parades and amusement parks of Summer, renowned child safety expert, Pattie Fitzgerald, offers some savvy tips for playing it safe.

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