Keep Children Safe

Dear parents, guardians and caregivers here are a few tips by Sarah Parisi, of Toddling Around Chicagoland, on ways to help keep children safe:

  1. Don’t teach “Stranger Danger.”

That was the warning when we were kids, but it’s probably best to leave that one in the past. First of all, it invokes the image of a scary person. In truth, an abductor will look like anyone else and they can approach children in a friendly way. Once they introduce themselves or claim to be a friend of a parent, they may not be a stranger in your child’s mind. Stress to your child that they can not identify whether someone is good or bad based on their appearance.

Second of all, there may be times when your child does need to talk to strangers. The important thing is to talk to the right stranger. It’s tempting to tell your child to find a police officer, but children often can’t distinguish between a police uniform and other uniforms, and abductors have used uniforms in order to gain trust. Helpful tip: If a child is lost or needs help, tell them to look for a mother with kids.

  1. Teach your kids that adults don’t need help from kids.

If an adult needs directions, help finding a pet or anything else, they should ask another adult, not a child.

  1. Have a code word phrase.

This is a phrase that you would share with your children, especially as it relates to adults they should and can trust. They should know that if you send someone to pick them up from school or any activity, the code word will be used. Make it something funny or personal so it’s easy for the kids to remember. A child should only go with someone who tells them that phrase.

  1. Let your child know it’s OK to yell, scream, and say no to an adult if they feel uncomfortable or scared.

We teach children to listen to adults and not to be disruptive, but there are times they should disobey and be loud. It’s a good idea to practice with your kids. Give them a scenario and have them practice say no firmly and loudly, screaming, and running away.

  1. Be cautious and aware of identifying clothing.

Personalized shirts, a team uniform or clothing from your child’s school can provide a potential abductor with valuable information. If they are able to call your child by name or mention their school or team, they may be able to trick your child into believing that they know them.

The most important thing when trying to keep your child safe from abduction is to communicate with your child. Talk to them regularly about the dangers and what they can do to stay safe.

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The Animal School

Once upon a time, the animals decided they must do something heroic to meet the problems of “a new world”. So they organized a school.

They adopted an activity curriculum consisting of running, climbing, swimming and flying. To make it easier to administer the curriculum, all the animals took all the subjects.

The duck was excellent in swimming, in fact better than his instructor, but he made only passing grades in flying and was very poor in running. Since he was slow in running, he had to stay after school and also drop swimming in order to practice running. This was kept up until his webbed feet were badly worn and he was only average in swimming. But average was acceptable in school, so nobody worried about that except the duck.

The rabbit started at the top of the class in running, but had a nervous breakdown because of so much make-up work in swimming.

The squirrel was excellent in climbing until he developed frustration in the flying class where his teacher made him start from the ground up instead of from the treetop down. He also developed a “charlie horse” from overexertion and then got a C in climbing and a D in running.

The eagle was a problem child and was disciplined severely. In the climbing class he beat all the others to the top of the tree, but insisted on using his own was to get there.

At the end of the year, an abnormal eel that could swim exceedingly well, and also run, climb and fly a little, had the highest average and was valedictorian.

The prairie dogs stayed out of school and fought the tax levy because the administration would not add digging and burrowing to the curriculum. They apprenticed their children to a badger and later joined the groundhogs and gophers to start a successful private school. Does this fable have a moral? – George H. Reavis

I take it the moral is to let the duck swim, the rabbit run, the squirrel climb, and the eagle fly…

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This unique curriculum will save you hours of teaching time each day and will give your students an opportunity to develop superior knowledge and life-long study habits.

One caution ­ do not use this curriculum unless you are willing for your children to be academically more learned than you.

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Tidings From the East!

“At the time of the End…” Daniel 11:40

When a Bible verse starts with the words: “At the time of the end” we should really take notice.  A new book on Daniel and Revelation, How Does A Dragon Speak?, reveals the events in the 21st century that have fulfilled the prophecy of the Bible in Daniel 11:40-43!

Daniel Chapter 11 also contains prophecy concerning Muslims and how America is involved with the King of the North.

In this essential book for our day, Daniel 11 (verse by verse interpretation) and Revelation 9-11 (The Three Woes) are fully explained.  This book also contains much interesting history of America, including pilgrim and indians, Lewis and Clark, little known facts of American presidents, and more!

The Word of God is the news or “tidings” that we should trust.

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How Does A Dragon Speak?

This was written by an 11-year-old at https://ofschooldays.wordpress.com

Today I am writing about a special book. It is very special to me because my father is the author of this book. It is entitled “How Does a Dragon Speak?” The title is based on a verse from the book of Revelation which says “And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.” Revelation 13:11

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Who is this dragon? How does it speak? And who is this lamb-like creature that echoes the dragon? In his book my dad addresses these very important questions because people need to be warned about what is to come. To be able to know what the mark of the beast is we must find out first who the beast is and second how it speaks, because the lamb-like beast who will be speaking as a dragon will be the entity that will enforce the mark of the beast. This is very important for the last days for our planet is running out of time. God, in the book of Revelation, reveals in symbolic language what is about to happen.

At the beginning of the book my father writes about Roger Williams of Providence, Rhode Island. Roger Williams is one of my dad’s heroes. Though he was born in England in the early 1600s Roger came to America seeking to live and worship according to the dictates of his conscience and also promoting this idea here, in the New World. He thought that in America they would be free from the ire of the King, especially in religious matters and was very disappointed that things were not so.  He had to fight for this fundamental right risking his own life, suffering banishment from the colony, and also suffering various other hardships. But his idea prevailed in the end and religious freedom did become a core principle of America and also part of the 1st amendment of the United States Constitution. This piece of history is very important because the idea of freedom of conscience will be revisited in the last days when the law will demand to worship in a certain way or a certain day, or else.

Then Dad writes about the rebellion in heaven, the fall of mankind, and the history of the nation of Israel up to about 500 B.C. It was around this time when an important statesman and prophet by the name Daniel, who concerned with the affairs of his people, started receiving visions and dreams, and also prophecies about the future.  In the book, my dad goes through every chapter of the prophetic book of Daniel, and gives a verse-by-verse interpretation of Daniel chapter 11, arguably the hardest chapter in the Bible to understand.

In the second half of the book Dad writes about the prophetic book of Revelation, some important American history and then he concludes by talking about the wonders of heaven and the glorious hope. It is a very good book if I may say so. I hope many people will get to read it. It has valuable information for everyone who happens to live in this period of Earth’s history that we find ourselves in. Happy Reading to everyone!

The book is available via the following websites:

http://www.tidingsfromtheeast.com

https://www.amazon.com/Does-Dragon-Speak-Stephen-Calais-ebook