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“Badass Parenting is like a triple-dark chocolate cheesecake with a layer of mousse in the middle (hint: the mousse is CJ Scarlet’s humor and style which helps lighten up the cheesecake!). You will love this book!”
♥ Do you love your child and loathe douchey bad people who want to harm her? Then Badass Parenting is for you!
If you’ve ever lost sleep worrying about your child’s safety, you’re not alone. You may want to wrap your munchkin in a protective bubble and defend her from every harm but doing so could emotionally cripple her and make her more, not less, vulnerable to predators.
In Badass Parenting, danger expert CJ Scarlet helps you teach your child how to handle herself in scary situations, ranging from bullying and digital dangers to sexual abuse and kidnapping.
After reading this book, you’ll feel more knowledgeable and confident in your ability to talk candidly with your child at her age and maturity level without scaring her to death. It’s time to ditch the worry and get some sleep!
Edgy, funny, and super informative, this unputdownable book (with TONS of downloadable bonus content!) is the new bible for parents looking to raise safe, savvy, confident kids.
★ WARNING!!! This book contains extreme snark and a good bit of swearing. If you’re clutching your pearls just reading this, then Badass Parenting is not for you. Instead, consider reading Heroic Parenting—it’s the same book without all the unnecessary swearing. Know that while the profanity is redacted, the wisdom is not! However, if you want to be entertained while you learn how to protect your child, Badass Parenting is a must-read!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
CJ Scarlet, aka the “Badass Grandma,” is a danger expert and victim advocate with a master’s degree in human violence who has helped thousands of crime survivors over the past 30 years.
HERE’S WHAT THE BOOK COVERS:
REASSURING facts revealing the REAL truth about the dangers your child faces.
Who the predators are and the sneaky but effective lures they use to groom children.
How you can empower your child to enable her to spot predators and avoid them so she doesn’t become their next victim.
Why other kids are a greater sexual threat to your child than you think.
What to do when the abuser is your partner or your ex.
The 3 different kinds of bullying and the 8 types of bullies your kid might encounter.
Easy & effective ways to “bully-proof” your child & how she can “train” them to leave her alone.
The types of digital dangers your child might encounter online and how to flag and block inappropriate activity that could endanger her.
Why that “innocent” selfie could land your kid and her friends on the sex offender registry for life and ruin her college and job prospects.
Sexual molestation and assault—signs, symptoms, and what to do if your child is a victim.
Spotting concerning sexual behavior that you need to address asap.
How to empower children with disabilities to keep them safe. (An entire chapter!)
Helping your traumatized child to heal after a victimization.
How to boost your child’s confidence & self-esteem—the best predator-repellants of all!
How to teach your kid to fight off predators without knowing any formal martial arts or self-defense moves.
Using monthly family meetings to teach body safety rules and keep the lines of communication open with your child.
Not teaching your child how to protect herself makes her less safe and puts her at risk! Parent up and teach her what she needs to know to avoid sketchy people and handle dangerous encounters with predators.
Be the parent your child deserves!
"“Badass Parenting is like a triple-dark chocolate cheesecake, with a layer of mousse in the middle (hint: the mousse is CJ Scarlet’s humor and style - which helps lighten up the cheesecake!). You will love this book!” Karen Christie, Mom & Grandma
“Finally, a book about parenting that doesn’t scare the crap out of you!!!! We live in one of the safest times to be alive, and yet, most of us are terrified. Parents – especially so. It is refreshing to have a book that realistically looks at the real dangers our kids face and help us – (a) not freak out, (b) figure out how to help our kids deal with the risks without traumatizing them, and (c) does so while making us laugh! A trifecta. I honestly wish CJ Scarlet’s book existed when my son was younger. I would have handed it out to every freaked-out parent I met at every mommy and me playdate I went to. Parenting is hard enough; we don’t need to generate extra unnecessary hysteria. This book will help you realistically face the dangers of parenting (real or imagined) with love and humor. Thank you, CJ!” Jennifer Hancock, author of The Bully Vaccine
“Badass Parenting is fun from the start! I love the conversational tone and I honestly laughed out loud at some of the stories. I learned SO much and I constantly thought about so many people who should read this book (all parents, schools/teachers, camp counselors, etc.).” Orna Drawas, author of BEFORE YOU SAY ANOTHER WORD - Thinking on Your Feet When It Matters
“Reading CJ’s book is like having a conversation with a trusted, close friend. Her writing is funny, engaging, and easy to read, though her subject is anything but. For many of us who experienced bullying as children or have children ourselves being bullied, CJ provides straightforward advice on how to identify the signs of bullying and what to do. She also explains how to talk with our young children and teach them the same life skills in age appropriate ways. She treats both her topic and her readers with empathy, understanding and respect without ever sugar coating her message or allowing us to shirk our responsibility as parents.”
Sam Zordich, Mom and Business Leader
“I am so impressed with this book. CJ is a brilliant writer who has found the right balance between deep research, practical tools and a positive tone for such an important topic. In a world where safety, danger and fear are more the daily focus, Badass Parenting very quickly gives kids and parents the tools and facts to navigate these issues effectively, while still enjoying life! Every parent must read this book not only for the wealth of information that’s in here, but also for the inspiration on how to bring up happy, healthy and empowered kids!” Ariane De Boinvoisin, Elite Coach and Author