A Note from the Author
When people ask me why I wrote a book that equips parents and professionals to teach personal safety to children, I tell them there are two reasons. First, I am a parent and want to do everything I can to guarantee my own daughter's safe passage through childhood. Second, I observed that parents were being expected to teach personal safety without the tools and support to do it.
I see this book as a sign of our times, a response to the demand for practical, useful information. I wrote it for every parent, concerned relative, day care provider, teacher, social worker, and healthcare professional. This book reflects my belief that we can safely raise kids in today's world.
About Paula Statman
Paula Statman is the author of "Raising Careful, Confident Kids in a Crazy World" (formerly titled "On the Safe Side,") which received a 1995 Parents' Choice Honor and was published in Russia, China, and Spanish-speaking countries world-wide. Endorsed by the Polly Klaas Foundation and numerous leaders in the field of parent education, Statman's approach has been acclaimed for its "effective, no-scare tactics approach to personal safety." As the founder of the KidWISE Institute with 20 years experience as a psychotherapist and educator, Statman speaks nationally to parents and professionals on personal growth, balance, and aging. Her second book, Life on a Balance Beam: It Helps If You Don't Look Down was published in 1999. Paula has appeared on Oprah, The Today, Show, and over 200 radio programs. Her articles and views are published in the New York Times, Redbook, Parents, and other national and regional periodicals.
About the KidWISE Institute
KidWISE offers the only award-winning, nationally-endorsed program that equips adults with the skills they need to safely raise kids today. KidWISE partners with schools, churches, corporations, healthcare institutions, and numerous civic and local agencies to provide programs and community events nationwide.
For more information about KidWISE parent education workshops or to learn how to become a certified instructor, call 888-KID-WISE. For information about Paula Statman's speaking schedule, to book her for an event, conference or media appearance, call 1-800-300-9800 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Raising Careful, Confident Kids in a Crazy World ... a book we all need."