Thursday, October 18, 2007

Playing it safe

Did you know that there are self-defense classes for kids specifically to help prevent child abductions? I just learned that, and I think it's a great idea. You don't want your child to drown? Teach them to swim. You want to decrease the risk of them being kidnapped? Teach them how to be aware of their surroundings and how to get away from a potential abductor. When I was a kid, they mostly just told us not to talk to strangers, which doesn't always cut it.

There is a FREE Child Safety Open House in Glendale (AZ) this Saturday. They'll teach "breakaway" self-defense for kids, as well as internet safety, how to deal with bullies, etc. They're also giving away Child ID kits and doing fingerprinting. You do need to make a reservation. The noon-2pm class is already full, but last I heard, there were still openings in the 2:30-4pm class. Click on the flyer image (right) for more details. To register, either call 623.561.5425 or email with the names and ages of each child and your phone number.

If you're not in the Phoenix area or if you can't make it Saturday, there are Kidz'n Power classes all over the place. They're offered at all ATA Martial Arts schools. There's also a Kidz'N Power DVD, which you can Google or buy on Amazon. So keep those kiddos safe!

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