Parents, Predators, & Prevention
James Giammarinaro
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Parents, Predators, & Prevention
James Giammarinaro
Pelican Press
125 pages
September 2006
rated 4 of 5 possible stars
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If you have children, you need this book. Parents, Predators and Prevention is a must-read for any parent who wants to protect their children from the violence and abuse that is out there waiting like a hungry predator, whether we like it or not.

Author James Giammarino is a sixteen-year veteran of law enforcement. He wrote this book from his experience dealing with kids being abducted, even murdered, and he travels and teaches seminars on Stranger Dangers. This book is a guide to everything a parent needs to know to keep their child safe and secure and confident that they can avoid becoming the next victim.

The book covers everything from the basics of identifying and deterring the enemy, to the more complex issues of talking with children about what they need to do if approached by someone, even someone they might think of as safe. Safety tips for kids home alone, on the Internet, and even for adults are covered, as well as basic self-defense moves kids can learn if they are attacked. The book is written with compassion and a real sense of concern for kids and their well-being.

Some of the material is hard to deal with, such as the information about what to do if the worst should happen, but critical to face straight on if we are to really protect our kids. Turning away in denial, or thinking “it can’t happen to my kid” just doesn’t cut it in this world, and books like this can provide a level of awareness for parent and child that just might save a life.

Originally published on Curled Up With A Good Book at © Marie D. Jones, 2006

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