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Spotting Danger Before It Spots Your Teens: Teaching situational awareness to keep teenagers safe
by Gary QuesenberryThis book is designed around the principles of positive communication, trust, and teamwork. It is written specifically to set parents' minds at ease and allow teens to confidently explore their independence, secure in the knowledge that they can spot dangerous situations before they happen and take the necessary steps to ensure their own well-being.
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Spotting danger before it happens is a skill that teenagers must learn.
The fact of the matter is there's a vast divide between what adults perceive as dangerous and what our teens are actually up against.
We like to think we have a good idea of what the world may have in store for our teenagers.
Teenagers face unique challenges when it comes to situational awareness. Exacerbated by physical and biological growth changes, exploring their individuality, and pushing the limits.
The key to keeping teens safe is to keep them alert and engaged with their environment. Teens need to know that real personal safety isn’t about being scared of what lies ahead, but is about having the confidence that if something bad were about to happen, they have these skills:
- Ability to identify the problem early
- Competence to develop a plan of action
- Power to control their fear
- Aptitude to implement that plan
This book is designed around the principles of positive communication, trust, and teamwork. It is written specifically to set parents' minds at ease and allow teens to confidently explore their independence, secure in the knowledge that they can spot dangerous situations before they happen and take the necessary steps to ensure their own well-being.
“Your teenager’s future success will depend on their ability to interact with their surroundings and make sound decisions based on what they see. That’s the foundation of situational awareness.”—Gary Quesenberry
“A blueprint for parents and teens. This book has helped me, my family, and my clients.”
— Nigel Wright, security and family management consultant—French Riviera
“Unlike anything on the market regarding safety. A detailed roadmap . . . impart lifesaving skills to teenagers.”
—Ashley Glinka, former Federal Air Marshal, family founder of Child and Parent Empowerment Program (C.A.P.E)
“Every parent of a teen needs this book today.”
— Jason Brick, host of Safest Family on the Block, author
“The bridge between children and their parent’s desire to teach important safety skills.”
— Kelly Sayre, founder of The Diamond Arrow Group, author
“A must-read for every teenager and every parent of teenagers.”
— Wendell Horton, senior pastor, Skyview Missionary Baptist Church
“A thorough and well-intentioned safety guide for parents.”
USA Best Books Award - Finalist - 2022