Earliest Teachable Moment

How do you teach personal safety to babies, toddlers, and preschoolers without scaring them?
How do you model healthy boundaries and empower young children to set their own?

“Full of real-world examples, this fantastic book prepares us to keep young children safe – and to teach skills that will help them self-regulate, be more resilient, and be less likely to be the victim of abuse and bullying.”
– Father & Educator

When it comes to safety, the earliest teachable moment is the BEST teachable moment IF we do this in ways that are clear and give kids skills instead of causing fear or confusion.
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Earliest Teachable Moment gives parents and caregivers information and tools to create emotional safety, boundaries, and positive relationships.”

Personal Safety for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers

Earliest Teachable Moment Book (FRONT COVER)Available now on Amazon and Kindle!

From the day babies are born, parents, educators, and other caring adults teach and model how to be safe around cars, water, fire, and people. These habits create more joy and reduce risk. Use this book to build these everyday skills and habits in order to protect young children from harm, help them develop strong relationships, and teach them skills for being safe and having fun with people.

Contact safety@kidpower.org for discounts on orders of 25 or more.

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Topics Include:

  • Create emotional safety for new parents
  • Help small children develop healthy boundaries and positive communication skills
  • Use puppets, small books, and songs to increase understanding of safety rules and skills for being safe with people
  • Make safety plans and check first
  • Choose safe people to care for your children
  • Answer “why” questions without giving too much information
  • Cope with small children who wander, climb, and hide
  • Protect young children from harm
  • Put safety first in daily life

Reviews and Comments

From MojoMom author Dr. Amy Tiemann:  “Earliest Teachable Moment is practical, compassionate, and backed by years of real-world-tested expertise. This book is a must-have for any parenting library–for yourself, a loved one, or a baby shower gift. Irene van der Zande is the author of the classic parenting guide, 1,2,3…The Toddler Years: A Practical Guide for Parents and Caregivers which for over 25 years has helped new parents navigate the waters through the all-important first few years of life. Now, van der Zande combines her toddler-parenting expertise with her work as the Founder and Executive Director of Kidpower, a leading international organization teaching personal safety to people of all ages. Earliest Teachable Moment gives parents and caregivers information and tools to create emotional safety, boundaries, and positive relationships, and shows how to teach basic skills to young children.”

All income from books sales goes to help our nonprofit organization provide educational resources and safety training.
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