As moms we keep our plates full, and oftentimes we neglect the things that matter most. When it comes to safety we must be prepared and have preventative strategies in place to be able to quickly think on our toes in an emergency. Brooke Burke offered some simple, yet smart, tips for mothers that are reminders that striving to keep our family safe should be one of our biggest priorities.
From the words of Brooke Burke here are some self-defense tips for moms:
1. Have your keys in hand before you leave any building.
2. Park as close as possible to where you are going and always choose a well-lit area.
3. After buckling in your child, lock the door before you walk around the car to get in.
4. Have a phone that connects to the wall jack that will work even when the electricity goes out.
5. Don’t roll down your window for anyone!
6. YELL if you are in danger!
7. Have flashlight (with batteries in them!) in every room.
8. Have spare candles on hand in case you have no light.
9. Know what to do if someone enters your house. Don’t go looking for them, stay put and call the police. Lock as many doors as possible in the room you are located in.
10. Lights around your house are a GREAT deterrence, so is a barking dog!
Additionally: Code words are also a GREAT idea for working parents who need caretakers to help run their brood. My children would NEVER go with anyone unless my husband or I discussed it with them first, wrote them a note or called them ahead of time – they know to NEVER go with anyone, even a best friend, unless that person knows our private family code word. It’s a safety word for them to be sure that Mom or Dad have made necessary arrangements without being able to tell them. It’s a great system for my family and way to protect them from a smart predator who may be manipulating them into danger.