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Teaching Kids How to Handle a Police Encounter

April 10, 2018

Teaching Kids How to Handle a Police Encounter | motherscircle.net
I am a strong proponent of having more school resource officers in schools. Such practice tends to make schools safer, while offering a positive role model for students to observe on a daily basis. However, one of the questions I’m asked most often when I speak to parent groups has to do with what they should teach their kids to do if a police officer ever speaks with them at school, pulls them over in a car, or questions them on the street.

I get it. It’s nerve-wracking to get pulled over by the cops, and for minorities in some jurisdictions it’s downright terrifying.

There’s not much I can do to help calm your nerves after you or your child encounters a police officer, but I can probably help you survive the encounter and conclude with a positive outcome.

First and foremost,

The Bullying – School Shooter Connection and What We Can Do About It

April 3, 2018

The Bullying – School Shooter Connection | motherscircle.net
The evidence is clear: bullying and school shootings are attached at the hip. Children and adolescents pushed to the brink of rage act out, and sometimes that acting out includes bringing firearms on campus. If we want to reduce or eliminate murders on campus, we’ve got to address the bully element. Fortunately, several programs have shown a history of being effective in preventing bullying and violence.

In a previous article I spoke about the importance of parental involvement in schools as a way to increase morale and productivity, as well as playing a part in making schools safer. This holds true with anti-bullying programs, which tend to be more successful when a significant percentage of parents are involved at a school. In other words, bullying and its negative consequences tend to diminish when parents are more involved in schools and participate in anti-bullying initiatives.

Unfortunately,

Making Schools Safer, One DAD at a Time

March 6, 2018

Guest blogger, Dave Williams, an ex-detective and expert on preventing school shootings, shares ideas to make your schools safer.

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