Apr 5, 2022
Every time I talk to Gary Quesenberry, I learn something new. The safety tips he’s shared with me have stayed with me. I’m so excited about his newest book addition to his safety series, “Spotting Danger Before It Spots Your Teens”. Gary has turned his career in law enforcement into teachings to help you raise your children safely, even if you don’t know what’s lurking around the corner.
Gary’s foundation is based on situational awareness: how people should act, reading the environment, identifying problems, knowing your options, and reinforcement through visualisation.
Gary and I talk about how to keep our teens safe in today’s ever-changing world - as a parent, it’s hard to keep up! Gary shares such wisdom in an easy-to-understand way, and well, I love listening to him because he has a great accent!
In this episode we talk about these important issues:
Understanding the risks teens face: online safety, school violence, exploitation
Challenges that “pre-drivers licence teens” face: being home alone, being safe at malls movies and parks, sleepovers, school trips, and team sports
Teens “on the move” who have more freedom and access to vehicles: drivers' safety, parties, and dating
What I love the most about Gary and his book is that it’s something you and your teen can read. I know your teen wants to make good choices and knowledge is power!
For Gary’s GENEROUS gift of the first few chapters of his book, “Spotting Danger Before it Spots Your Teens”, you can download it from the Parent Toolbox. www.parent-toolbox.com
As discussed in the podcast, you can visit these sites for more child safety information:
Veterans for Child Rescue: https://vets4childrescue.org/
About Gary Quesenberry
Gary Quesenberry was born in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, where his parents taught him the value of hard work, patriotism, and service to others. Gary enlisted in the United States Army at the age of seventeen, where he served as an artilleryman during Operation Desert Storm. After the events of 9/11, Gary went to work as a Federal Air Marshal. There, he travelled the world in his country's service and devoted his time to studying the fields of violence and predatory behaviour. Gary now serves as the CEO of Quesenberry Personal Defence Training, and is the author of the “Heads Up” situational awareness series, Spotting Danger Before It Spots You, Spotting Danger Before It Spots Your Kids and now Spotting Danger Before It Spots Your Teens. He has also been featured on the History Channel’s hit television series Top Shot and Top Shot All-Stars. Gary has an extensive background in domestic and foreign counter-terror training and has worked in both the private and corporate sectors to educate others on the importance of situational awareness and personal safety.
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