Safe Kids, Smart Parents by Rebecca Bailey
What Parents Need to Know to Keep Their Children Safe

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews

See 2 Critic Reviews

A sad commentary on our times, but not to be ignored.


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.

About Rebecca Bailey

See more books from this Author
Rebecca Bailey, PhD, is a leading family psychologist and personal therapist. She is a graduate of the Wright Institute, has worked as the director of her local police department’s youth and family services program, and is the founder of the Innovative Transitioning Families program. She has been interviewed by Diane Sawyer, Chris Cuomo, and Piers Morgan, and has appeared on Good Morning America. Dr. Bailey lives with her husband in California, where she raised five children.Terry Probyn is a board member of the JAYC Foundation and has been in the media speaking about child safety, abduction, and victims’ rights since her daughter’s abduction in 1990. She is one of the founders of the Just Ask Yourself to Care Foundation (JAYC), and she lives with her family in California.Elizabeth Bailey, RN BC, is a board certified psychiatric registered nurse and a graduate of Hampshire College and Santa Monica College. She lives with her family in Los Angeles.
Published June 11, 2013 by Simon & Schuster. 226 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Children's Books, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction
Add Critic Review

Critic reviews for Safe Kids, Smart Parents
All: 2 | Positive: 1 | Negative: 1


on May 02 2013

A sad commentary on our times, but not to be ignored.

Read Full Review of Safe Kids, Smart Parents: Wha... | See more reviews from Kirkus

Publishers Weekly

Above average
on May 06 2013

...parents teaching Bailey's hypervigilant approach, even in a caring, measured manner, are still likely to create more fear than comfort.

Read Full Review of Safe Kids, Smart Parents: Wha... | See more reviews from Publishers Weekly

Reader Rating for Safe Kids, Smart Parents

An aggregated and normalized score based on 14 user ratings from iDreamBooks & iTunes

Rate this book!

Add Review