Parents can take simple and easy steps to protect their children from tragic injuries.
Among US children ages 1 to 14, injuries cause more deaths than all other causes combined. Raising Kids Who Choose Safety addresses the severity of accidental injury as a child-health concern and introduces a groundbreaking new method, TAMS: Teach, Act, Model, Shape. This simple, step-by-step plan based on the latest scientific research instills a culture of safety in the household.
Practical injury-prevention advice is presented by developmental stage, from the infant, toddler, and preschool years, to the elementary school and early adolescent years. Injury topics that span all age groups are covered as well: sports injuries, time with babysitters, during holidays, and much more.
Parents learn the secrets to safety, gathering basic steps to safeguard their home, car, and yard. They also learn how to create safety in their household by modeling safe behavior, teaching children rules and skills to stay safe, and modeling a culture in which safety is practiced automatically by all family members.
Raising Kids Who Choose Safety helps families avert tragedy, prevent the preventable, and stay injury free.
About the Author
Dr. David C. Schwebel is an accomplished academic, an internationally-known scholar in the field of child-injury prevention, and a parent. He has widely published scholarly journal articles and served on the Board of Scientific Advisors for the US Centers for Disease Control, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, and the Expert Advisor Board for Safe Kids Worldwide. His research has been cited in articles for Parents, Shape, Redbook, Good Housekeeping, Men’s Health, the Huffington Post, New York Times, USA Today, and Washington Post. He lives in Birmingham, Alabama.