From the day babies are born, parents, educators, and other caring adults teach and model how to be safe around cars, water, fire, and people. These habits create more joy and reduce risk. Use this book to build these everyday skills and habits in order to protect young children from harm, help them develop strong relationships, and teach them skills for being safe and having fun with people "Earliest Teachable Moment" provides inspiring stories, clear explanations, and positive practices showing how to use the skills and strategies developed in Kidpower since 1989 to increase the personal safety of young children in ways that are empowering and joyful. Topics include: - Emotional safety for new parents - Teaching healthy boundaries and positive communication skills - Puppet Power and Little Books for little people - Teaching safety rules and checking first - Choosing safe people to care for your children - Helping children manage aggression - Coping with kids who wander, climb, and hide - Protecting young children from harm. "When it comes to safety, the earliest teachable moment is the best teachable moment if this is done in a way that builds understanding and skills instead of creating anxiety or fear."