Safe Kids, Smart Parents

What Parents Need to Know to Keep Their Children Safe

Safe Kids, Smart Parents

Introduction by: Terry Probyn
Leading family psychologist and personal therapist to Jaycee Dugard, Rebecca Bailey tells parents how to keep their children safe in this accessible, must-have guidebook, with a foreword by Terry Probyn, Jaycee's mother.

Whether their children are toddlers or teens, six years old or sixteen, whether they live in a rural town, suburb, or a bustling city, all parents worry about threats—from cyber-bullying to exploitation and abduction. What should they tell their children and when? What practical steps can they take to reduce the risks and keep their kids safe? Dr. Rebecca Bailey, with the assistance of her sister and registered nurse, Elizabeth, gives easily understood, easily followed answers.

Safe Kids, Smart Parents builds on Dr. Bailey’s years of experience as a family psychologist helping real families deal with real situations. From abduction to abuse, Bailey explains how parents can speak to their kids about troubling topics while building their self-esteem and teaching them how to protect themselves. A smart, comprehensive, and easy-to-read resource, Safe Kids, Smart Parents is the most important book a parent can own.
  • Simon & Schuster | 
  • 224 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781476700441 | 
  • June 2013
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As Halloween approaches, we all know that nothing is more important than keeping your children safe. Help protect them from potential harm by having them follow these ground rules from Safe Kids, Smart Parents: What Parents Need to Know to Keep...

About the Authors

Rebecca Bailey

Rebecca Bailey, PhD is a leading family psychologist, and personal therapist to Jaycee Dugard. She is former director of the Sonoma Police Departments Youth and family services program, was a therapist educator for programs such as Marin County’s DUI Program, and is the founder of Transitioning Families, a team of psychologists dedicated to Bailey’s innovative ideas for helping families through crisis and difficult change. She continues to work with a variety of state and national organizations such as The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. She has been interviewed by Diane Sawyer, Piers Morgan, and on Good Morning America. A graduate of The Wright Institute in Berkley, CA, Dr. Bailey now lives with her husband and five children in Northern California.


Elizabeth Bailey

Elizabeth Bailey, MSN, RN, CRNP is a nurse practitioner, and a graduate of Hampshire College and Santa Monica College. She worked previously as a associate producer on TV and movies for 20th Century Fox and Disney, but now lives with her family in Los Angeles.