Talking big topics with your kids is sometimes so hard.
Especially if you’re as emotional a person as I am.
But as our kids get older, these conversations have to be as regular as breathing. We’ve got to talk openly and often about cyber safety, bullying, stranger safety, scary news, hunger, and all those topics we wish didn’t exist but really do.
We’ve got to do everything we can to prepare our kids for this big game of life–the good, bad, and the ugly.
I feel grateful to have the opportunity to work with a brand whose sole focus is to help parents raise ‘good people’. A lot of what I write about here deals with just that—how we, as parents, can raise kids who are well-rounded, smart, savvy, and safe.
Our kids don’t need to be perfect. We don’t need to be perfect. We just need to be good. people.
So when The Mother Company asked me to check out their new show about keeping kids safe, you know I jumped on the opportunity.
The cool thing is that everyone wins here.
The Mother Company is offering teachmama.com readers three rockstar opportunities: a sweet discount code, the chance to win one of three copies of The Safety Show, and an invite to one of their Safety Show screening parties around the country.
Here’s the skinny. . .
- Teach Kids to be Smart, Strong, and Safe–The Safety Show:
The goal of The Safety Show? To ‘inspire, inform, and empower’.
I love it.
And it really does.
The Safety Show is about an hour. It takes place in Ruby’s Studio and consists of a series of animated, stop-motion, and music videos –short sketches tied together with the same important theme–staying smart, strong, and safe.
Kids are reminded to:
- listen to your gut
- ask for help
- speak up for themselves
- own their body.
The Safety Show is easy for kids to relate to because they can connect to the situations in the shorts. They hear the kids speaking and nod because they ‘get’ what they are saying.
This heavy topic isn’t made light with silliness or nonsense in an attempt to make kids laugh to relieve the anxiety they feel; rather, kids are empowered to listen to their ‘uh-oh’ feeling, to ask for help, and to speak up for themselves. They’re learning that it’s okay to say ‘NO.’
Check out a trailer for The Safety Show here:
So great, right?
What I also love is the Boss of My Body video, which you can check out below:
It empowers kids to be the boss of their body under all circumstances–with their peers on the playground, with adults, with friends, with anyone. No matter their age or size, this song reminds kids that they ‘hold the key to the safety of me’.
- New York: October 19 & 20
- San Francisco: October 27
- Chicago: November 9
- Dallas: November 16
Special friends & family discount code for all teachmama.com readers –
- 25% off of your entire order when you purchase The Safety Show
- at checkout use code: safe143
- think: family, friends, schools, troops, & more
GIVEAWAY: one of THREE copies of Ruby’s Studio: The Safety Show
Do you want to win your own copy of Ruby’s Studio: The Safety Show??! Yes, yes you do.
Please use the Rafflecopter widget below to throw your name in the hat:
By entering this giveaway, you are demonstrating your understanding of and compliance with the Official Sweepstakes Rules.
This giveaway ends Friday, November 1, 2013 at midnight ET and is open to anyone and everyone because the copy of The Safety Show will be available via electronic download. Winner will be chosen by ‘Rafflecopter’ and will be notified on or around 11/1/13. Winner must respond within three (3) days of notification or forfeit the prize, in which case an alternate winner will be selected. All Official Sweepstakes Rules apply.
fyi: This is sponsored post, written as part of The Mother Company’s Blog Ambassador program. As always, my opinions are all my own, influenced only by my personal experience as a parent and educator.