Common Sense Wisdom for Raising Safe and Sound Kids

“Learning how to be an approachable parent is one of the most important gifts we can give our children. Being approachable means being willing to talk about and deal with subjects that make us uncomfortable. . .without judging or lecturing. When our kids see that we don’t dodge difficult issues and that we are good listeners, they will come to us for help and guidance.”
Paula Statman, M.S.S.W., Founder and Author,
KidWISE Institute, Inc

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We are so pleased you dropped by! This site is dedicated to kids and all the adults who care about them. We made it easy to navigate, so that your visit will be enjoyable and productive.

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  • quality resources that include programs and workshops, proven parenting strategies, and learning materials designed to help kids be healthy, safe, and strong
  • articles on a wide range of parenting, education, and mental health topics that you can read here or download here — get informed fast up-to-date child personal safety information that will help you better protect your children and teens
  • answers to your specific questions from parenting expert, Paula Statman — personalized attention with a click on “Ask Paula . . pull up a chair and stay awhile.

KidWISE - Out of Harm's Way
The Out of Harm's Way guidebook is filled with information and exercises that can be completed independently or discussed in a group. Based on the book Raising Careful, Confident Kids in a Crazy World, it offers a variety of skill-building opportunities along with key concepts from the Out of Harm’s Way workshop.
Out of Harm's Way Guide Book

The Out of Harm's Way CD is a Step-by-Step guide to teaching personal safety to kids ages 3-14.
Out of Harm's Way CD


KidWISE Corner - Free Download

“A testament of how relevant and meaningful your material is that we are receiving only accolades for all three of the products the Archdiocese is using. That is extraordinary, considering the sensitivity of the topic!”
~Sharon Tomlin
Curriculum Liaison
Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis


To preview Paula Statman's Keynote Presentations and Workshops CLICK HERE.

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Workshops and Keynotes
Click on the link for “Programs” for Paula’s exciting programs and to read what others have to say –

“Your presentation to our administrators was a huge hit. Your down to earth, practical ideas were just what they needed at a particularly stressful time of year.”
~Kim Lindley
Capistrano Unified School District

Paula's upcoming program in San Francisco click here for more information:
Helping Your Child Grow Up Safe and Strong, with Paula Statman

Featured Books:

KidWISE - Raising Careful, Confident Kids in a Crazy World, as seen on OprahRaising Careful, Confident Kids in a Crazy World shows adults how to teach children to be prepared . . . not scared. With practical, reassuring, and age-appropriate information, Paula Statman helps parents and professionals teach child protection skills and make personal safety a normal part of routines and conversations.

KidWISE Corner - Free Download

KidWISE - Life on a Balance Beam With wit and wisdom, Paula gives readers of Life On A Balance Beam proven strategies for managing stress, setting healthy boundaries, letting go of perfection and living positively and productively.

“You helped us reach women over forty and helped them expand their horizons by dispelling self-limiting beliefs. It was amazing to see them transform right before our eyes!”
~“What A Woman Should Know” event

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