There is no such thing as safety. It is an illusion. You may be safe at any given time, or you may not. But safety, as a concept, doesn't exist. A video everyone should watch to remind them there's no difference between you and the people who get stabbed in these videos. What actions are… Continue reading There is no safety
Are you fit enough to save your own life? What about the lives of your family? Mark's Daily Apple has a nice definition of being competent (in terms of fitness): "the ability to save your own life in an immediate (however rare) crisis should be the absolute baseline for general competency" While general definitions are… Continue reading Can you save your own life? Fitness edition
Protests are on the rise where I live. It seems to be getting worse (and no, I don't think it's just increased media coverage). Grazes, cut and scrapes don't worry me too much, but gunshot and stab wounds do. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=po2iLU4Ur9w It doesn't matter how long the ambulance takes - if you get injured,… Continue reading Can you save your own life? First aid edition
If the thought of your child running into an abductor or molester scares the shit out of you, then please read this article, because there's this simple trick to improve the safety of a child who's in trouble. Stupid simple, but it has a big effect on your kid's chances of running into molester/Bad Guy/abductor.… Continue reading 2 simple tricks to improve child safety (Child in trouble tactics – parenting and children part 3)
Are you sick of seeing your beautiful child come home from school in tears (and even bruises)? Are you tired of having to convince your child that today will be different, that they’ll be fine today, when you know it’s probably a lie? Are you pissed off that the only way your amazing kid will… Continue reading Is your child being bullied? This is the ONLY way you can make the school help
TRIGGER WARNING! Please don’t read this if you eat chicken but don’t like to think about a chicken having to die for your supper – the rest of this article will make you profoundly uncomfortable. This article is a must-read for parents of bully victims, and for the bully victims themselves. There is… Continue reading The politically incorrect guide to end BULLYING (that your mom will disapprove of)
Finally! Someone who teaches how to keep children safe - in a way that will actually help! I'm incredibly happy I found themamabeareffect.org. None of this "Don't talk to stangers" feel-good rubbish that everyone else regurgitates. Themamabeareffect has a no-bullshit-allowed attitude to child safety. If the child safety advice you read is: nice and simple makes… Continue reading For child safety TheMamaBearEffect gets 2 thumbs up!
Here's a "How to spot a paedophile" article that isn't stupid, and is actually useful. Check out WikiHow's How to Identify a Pedophile. While I don't agree with everything they wrote, and I think they left out important stuff, I think this is a great starting point for worried parents. In addition to reading… Continue reading WikiHow’s ‘How to Identify a Pedophile” is a rare thing – useful
I have kids. And I go to busy malls at Christmas just like the rest of us. What should I do if my kid gets separated from me? What should my kid do? Beth over at Pretty Loaded has a nice article on lost children. It covers what your kid should do (i.e. what… Continue reading Tactics for lost children (and their parents)
Sometimes something is effective, but unpopular. Like giving kids cough medicine. Or giving up chocolate to help lose fat. This one will be unpopular with Social Justice Cupcakes because they will be offended by it. But if they were offended by gravity it still wouldn’t stop the gravity. Basic principles: You can’t fight something… Continue reading Ending the abuse of women at the hands of men is a “straightforward” affair. There are 2 steps.