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 "As parents we childproof our environment to make the world safe for our child.  We do this because our children don't know what they don't know about how to keep themselves safe, physically, mentally and emotionally. 

This principle applies to the parent in the same way.  We get to be safe too.  In the parent's case, we get to ensure that our whole self is cared for, even though we now have children.  We also get to shore up on the skills needed to help cushion us from what our children bring us.

CHILDPROOF PARENTS simultaneously empower and preserve themselves as individuals while raising happy, healthy children.  

Being a CHILDPROOF PARENT is about you and you as parent!"

       - Melissa Benaroya & Robin Dowdy
          Co-authors, The Childproof Parent