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Badass Book & Videos to Protect Kids from Danger!

Are you a badass parent? Wanna be? Then empower your kids to avoid predators & handle dangerous situations!

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Project Description

If you're the parent, grandparent, or caregiver of a child 0 to 9, you know what it's like to worry about their safety. You may feel confident that you can keep them safe when they're with you, but what happens when you're not around?

 

When our kids go to school or play at their friends' houses or go on a school trip or to summer camp, we can't control what happens to them.

CJ Scarlet is creating an amazing new book and video series for parents and caregivers entitled "Badass Parenting: Prepare Your Kids to Deal with Danger without Scaring the Hell Out of Them" that empowers parents to teach their kids how to avoid and deal with bullies and predators. 

This edgy, fun, irreverent, and essential guide will tell parents exactly what they need to say to teach their kids how to protect and defend themselves from bullying, sexual molestation and assault, digital dangers, kidnapping and more -- all without scaring them to death.

 

The book and accompanying videos will be broken down by age group and will address relevant threats to each group according to the type of people they might encounter at each stage of their lives.

For each age group, the series will cover:

  • Statistics and facts about how violence and abuse affect children, so parents know what they're talking about.

  • The types of threats kids might encounter at each age level (e.g., babysitters coaches, peers, relatives, strangers, employers, etc.).

  • What predatory "grooming" behavior looks like and how to stop it in its tracks.

  • Helpful conversation starters and actual wording parents can use to talk with their children in a way that's empowering and not frightening.

  • How to teach kids to unleash their "inner Tasmanian Devil" to fight off predators without knowing any formal martial arts or self-defense moves.

  • What to do and say to your child who's been victimized and how to report the incident to the authorities.

  • How to find emotional support and counseling for your child.

  • How to navigate the criminal justice process.

  • A list of resources for children and parents.

CJ Scarlet, aka the "Badass Grandma," is a danger expert and author of the award-winning book, "The Badass Girl's Guide: Uncommon Strategies to Outwit Predators."

 

She holds a master's degree in human violence and has 30 years' experience working with victims of crime, including running a child advocacy center for abused children. She's also a survivor of childhood molestations and rape as a college freshman, so she knows first-hand the devastating and long-term effects of abuse. Most importantly, CJ is a grandma to three precious toddlers, who are the inspiration for the book. When confronted with the simple innocence and vulnerability of her grandchildren, CJ felt utterly helpless. How could she protect them? More importantly, how could she teach them to protect themselves?

CJ is determined to arm every caregiver with the information they need to protect their children from harm and wrote Badass Parenting to do just that.

Funds raised through this campaign will be used to complete and publish the Badass Parenting book and create 12 accompanying videos that show parents exactly what to say and do to empower their children to protect and defend themselves. CJ will also create a monthly family meeting planner parents can use to have regular body safety conversations with their children.

 

If we exceed our fundraising goal, we'll use the funds to create coloring books for younger children, booklets for the young adults, and other supporting materials and videos.

We have some REALLY cool, fun rewards to fit any budget, ranging from copies of the book and videos, to customized Badass t-shirts, to fund swag and parties. Check it out!

Thank You!!

Thank you SO much for supporting our campaign! You ROCK! We look forward to helping you empower your precious children so they can live safe, confident, happy lives!

 

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What topics will Badass Parenting cover?

Badass Parenting was written for parents and other primary caregivers. YOU are the authority on your child and you have full control over what information from the book to share with your child, based on what you believe he or she can handle.

For each age group, I'll cover:

  • Statistics and facts about how violence and abuse affect each age group, so parents know what they're talking about.
  • The types of threats kids might encounter at each age level (e.g., babysitters, coaches, peers, relatives, strangers, employers, etc.).
  • What predatory "grooming" behavior looks like and how to stop it in its tracks.
  • Helpful conversation starters and actual wording parents can use to talk with their children (e.g., talking about danger, how to set and maintain healthy emotional and physical boundaries, how to trust their intuition, how to take action if they are threatened with harm, how to respond to bullies, etc.).
  • How to teach children to unleash their "inner Tasmanian Devil" to fight off predators without knowing any formal martial arts or self-defense moves.
  • What to do and say to your child and how to make a report if he or she has been victimized.
  • How to get emotional support and counseling for your child.
  • How to navigate the criminal justice process.
  • A list of resources for children and for parents.
  • What age groups will the book cater to?

The book will be broken down into chapter for parents of children ages:

  • 0 to 24 months
  • 2 to 5
  • 6 to 9

I’ll be publishing another Badass Parenting book for parents of kids 10 to 18 sometime in 2021.

  • I don't want to scare my child or overwhelm her. Can you teach me how to talk to her in a way that won't stress her out?

I totally get it. You don't want your child to feel anxious or hypervigilant about danger. Badass Parenting will help you empower your child without making her feel so afraid of the world that she becomes anxious about it. Rather, you will learn to teach her ways to protect and defend herself that should make her feel more confident about her own ability to handle dangerous people and situations.

  • Why is CJ Scarlet the best person to write this book?

Who on earth am I to hand out advice to parents on how to keep their kids safe? Well, I'm a victim advocate, danger expert, and author of two books on personal safety. I'm also a survivor of childhood molestations and college sexual assault, offering me the unenviable perspective of a crime victim.

I served as executive director of a child advocacy center for abused children and as Director of Victims Issues for the NC Attorney General’s Office. I also hold an interdisciplinary master’s degree in human violence. I volunteer for SafeChild’s “Funny Tummy” program which teaches first graders about how to say “no” and tell if they encounter dangerous people, and I continue my work with survivors of child abuse, domestic violence, and sexual assault, so when it comes to discussing abuse and danger, I’m considered an expert.

Finally (and most importantly), I raised two sons and am the doting, “Badass Grandma” to three precocious toddlers. I’ve helped thousands of crime victims, but when confronted with the simple innocence of my grandchildren, I felt utterly helpless. How to protect them? More importantly, how to teach them to protect themselves?

Badass Parenting is my way of learning myself how to teach my grandchildren to understand and deal with danger. My wish is that this book will become essential reading for all parents and that it will help protect this and future generations of children around the world.

  • When will Badass Parenting be published?

The projected date of publication is July 2020. 

  • When will Badass Parenting videos be available?

The 12 videos will be filmed in the fall of 2020 and should be available online by the end of the year. 

  • What will the videos cover?

The videos are meant to compliment, not replace, the book. I will create a video for each age group showing parents what a conversation with their child might sound like. I’l emulate the tone and content parents might use when talking to their children about danger. Parents can either use the videos as guides or actually share them with their children and then follow up with a deeper conversation about the content.

  • What would a coaching session with CJ Scarlet (the $250 reward) look like?

When you have a coaching or brainstorming session with me, be prepared for a seismic shift in the way you perceive your challenges (they're never what they seem!). I'm a fully certified life and business coach and have helped countless individuals and entrepreneurs find solutions and generate fresh ideas that catapulted their lives and businesses to new heights. I promise you'll come away from our session feeling inspired and motivated to take action!

  • How do I know what t-shirt size to order?

Refer to the sizing chart below to learn how to determine the correct t-shirt size. Please do measure across the chest of your favorite t-shirt to determine how many inches across it is at the chest. Follow the instructions in the sizing chart to get it just right.

The shirts are 100 percent pre-shrunk cotton, so there should be very little shrinkage when your t-shirt is washed.

T-shirt Sizing Chart
  • But I don't have children; why should I contribute to your campaign?

Frederick Douglass said, "It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men" (and women!).

Many of our backers don't have children and have chosen to contribute because they care deeply about our current and future generations of kids. These kids will, after all, lead this country one day soon and make decision that affect us all. 

I believe the world is as troubled and violent as it is today because many of our leaders are broken, often from childhood wounds. I can envision a world where our leaders are emotionally healthy adults who lead based not on old fears, but on love and compassion. Can you see it?

  • How do I reach CJ Scarlet if I have questions?

You can reach me via email at cj@cjscarlet.com and I’ll get in touch with you within 24 hours. Thank you so much for your support!

03/31/2020
Badass Parenting eBook Package
$25
Orna W Drawas
03/30/2020
Badass Parenting eBook Package
$25
Birthday Butler
03/24/2020
Coaching Session, Book, Videos, T-shirt
$250
Lyn
03/24/2020
Badass T-shirt, eBook & Booklet
$50
Mary Cantando
03/23/2020
Badass Books, Videos & Custom T-shirt
$100
03/23/2020
Coaching Session, Book, Videos, T-shirt
$250
Dekey Palden
03/20/2020
Badass Books, Videos & Custom T-shirt
$100
Karen Christie
03/20/2020
Monetary Contribution
$225
uk_dad
03/20/2020
Badass Parenting eBook Package
$25
Gloria Kolb
03/20/2020
Monetary Contribution
$10
Monetary Contribution

Because I care about keeping children safe from abuse and want to support this important book and video project!

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61 Ways to Nurture Your Inner Badass!

o Learn the 61 Ways to Nurture Your Inner Badass in this fun stress-busting digital booklet.

PLUS

o You'll receive a social media shout-out, and

o Our eternal gratitude!

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25.00 USD
Badass Parenting eBook Package

o You'll receive your choice of a digital copy of either Badass Parenting: Prepare Your Kids to Deal with Danger without Scaring the Hell Out of Them

OR

o The Badass Girl's Guide: Uncommon Strategies to Outwit Predators

PLUS

o 61 Ways to Nurture Your Inner Badass booklet

o Social media shout-out, and

o Most excellent karma!

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50.00 USD
Badass T-shirt, eBook & Booklet

o Let the whole world know what a total badass you are with our Badass Girl, Badass Grandma or Badass Dad t-shirt! (We can tell you from experience that you'll be the envy of your friends, who will covet that t-shirt!)

PLUS

o You'll also receive a digital copy of Badass Parenting

OR

o The Badass Girl's Guide

AND

o 61 Ways to Nurture Your Inner Badass booklet, plus

o a social media shout-out, and

o Most excellent karma!

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250.00 USD
Coaching Session, Book, Videos, T-shirt

o You'll get one full hour of coaching with certified business and life coach CJ Scarlet, who has 30 years' experience in business and marketing, to talk about any personal or business issue you're grappling with.

PLUS

o You'll also receive a paperback copy of Badass Parenting

PLUS

o Access to all the videos (a $600 value).

PLUS

o A customized Badass t-shirt (Badass Girl/Grandma/Dad/Gigi, etc.)!

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Name a Book Character + Book & Videos

o CJ Scarlet will name a character in Badass Parenting after your favorite person (or yourself!) and thank you in the book's Acknowledgments

PLUS

o You'll also receive an autographed copy of Badass Parenting

PLUS

o Unlimited access to all of the accompanying videos

PLUS

o A customized Badass  t-shirt! 

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1,000.00 USD
Rockstar Sponsor & Press Package

o You'll be interviewed by author CJ Scarlet for her video blog, which you can use to elevate your brand, service, or product.

PLUS

o You'll also get sponsor placement on 5 of the Badass Parenting videos

PLUS

o Be listed in the book's Acknowledgements

PLUS

o Receive an autographed copy of the book

PLUS

o Access to all of the accompanying videos

PLUS

o A customized Badass t-shirt!

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2,500.00 USD
Host an Exclusive Event with CJ + More!

o Prepare to have a blast! Learn self-defense from the expert herself at a private, exclusive book and video launch party for you and up to 100 guests at your location (US venues only. CJ will pay for her travel expenses. Venue and party to be provided by you. Custom options available.)

PLUS

o You'll receive autographed copies of the book for each guest

PLUS

o Access to all of the videos (for yourself)

PLUS

o Be listed in the book's acknowledgements

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5,000.00 USD
The Whole Shebang!

This one's for the whole shebang! You'll receive everything from each of the reward categories and so much more! Including:

o Hosting CJ Scarlet for a speech or launch party at your U.S. venue., with books provided for all attendees

o Being a top sponsor of all 12 Badass Parenting videos

o A special mention in the Badass Parenting book Dedication

o Interview with CJ Scarlet to elevate your brand

o Name a book character after your favorite person (or yourself!)

o Free access to all 12 Badass Parenting videos

o Two 1-hour coaching or brainstorming sessions with CJ Scarlet to help solve a personal or business issue

o Snag a coveted customized Badass t-shirt

o An autographed copy of Badass Parenting

o An autographed copy of The Badass Girl's Guide

o List of 61 Ways to Nurture Your Inner Badass

o The 7 Secrets You MUST Know to Protect Your Badass Bod from Predators digital report

o Social media shoutouts

o Most excellent karma

o Our deepest gratitude and appreciation

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Because I care about keeping children safe from abuse and want to support this important book and video project!

498 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
15.00 USD
61 Ways to Nurture Your Inner Badass!

o Learn the 61 Ways to Nurture Your Inner Badass in this fun stress-busting digital booklet.

PLUS

o You'll receive a social media shout-out, and

o Our eternal gratitude!

500 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
Badass Parenting eBook Package

o You'll receive your choice of a digital copy of either Badass Parenting: Prepare Your Kids to Deal with Danger without Scaring the Hell Out of Them

OR

o The Badass Girl's Guide: Uncommon Strategies to Outwit Predators

PLUS

o 61 Ways to Nurture Your Inner Badass booklet

o Social media shout-out, and

o Most excellent karma!

496 Left
4 Supporters
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50.00 USD
Badass T-shirt, eBook & Booklet

o Let the whole world know what a total badass you are with our Badass Girl, Badass Grandma or Badass Dad t-shirt! (We can tell you from experience that you'll be the envy of your friends, who will covet that t-shirt!)

PLUS

o You'll also receive a digital copy of Badass Parenting

OR

o The Badass Girl's Guide

AND

o 61 Ways to Nurture Your Inner Badass booklet, plus

o a social media shout-out, and

o Most excellent karma!

494 Left
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250.00 USD
Coaching Session, Book, Videos, T-shirt

o You'll get one full hour of coaching with certified business and life coach CJ Scarlet, who has 30 years' experience in business and marketing, to talk about any personal or business issue you're grappling with.

PLUS

o You'll also receive a paperback copy of Badass Parenting

PLUS

o Access to all the videos (a $600 value).

PLUS

o A customized Badass t-shirt (Badass Girl/Grandma/Dad/Gigi, etc.)!

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500.00 USD
Name a Book Character + Book & Videos

o CJ Scarlet will name a character in Badass Parenting after your favorite person (or yourself!) and thank you in the book's Acknowledgments

PLUS

o You'll also receive an autographed copy of Badass Parenting

PLUS

o Unlimited access to all of the accompanying videos

PLUS

o A customized Badass  t-shirt! 

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1,000.00 USD
Rockstar Sponsor & Press Package

o You'll be interviewed by author CJ Scarlet for her video blog, which you can use to elevate your brand, service, or product.

PLUS

o You'll also get sponsor placement on 5 of the Badass Parenting videos

PLUS

o Be listed in the book's Acknowledgements

PLUS

o Receive an autographed copy of the book

PLUS

o Access to all of the accompanying videos

PLUS

o A customized Badass t-shirt!

5 Left
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2,500.00 USD
Host an Exclusive Event with CJ + More!

o Prepare to have a blast! Learn self-defense from the expert herself at a private, exclusive book and video launch party for you and up to 100 guests at your location (US venues only. CJ will pay for her travel expenses. Venue and party to be provided by you. Custom options available.)

PLUS

o You'll receive autographed copies of the book for each guest

PLUS

o Access to all of the videos (for yourself)

PLUS

o Be listed in the book's acknowledgements

5 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
5,000.00 USD
The Whole Shebang!

This one's for the whole shebang! You'll receive everything from each of the reward categories and so much more! Including:

o Hosting CJ Scarlet for a speech or launch party at your U.S. venue., with books provided for all attendees

o Being a top sponsor of all 12 Badass Parenting videos

o A special mention in the Badass Parenting book Dedication

o Interview with CJ Scarlet to elevate your brand

o Name a book character after your favorite person (or yourself!)

o Free access to all 12 Badass Parenting videos

o Two 1-hour coaching or brainstorming sessions with CJ Scarlet to help solve a personal or business issue

o Snag a coveted customized Badass t-shirt

o An autographed copy of Badass Parenting

o An autographed copy of The Badass Girl's Guide

o List of 61 Ways to Nurture Your Inner Badass

o The 7 Secrets You MUST Know to Protect Your Badass Bod from Predators digital report

o Social media shoutouts

o Most excellent karma

o Our deepest gratitude and appreciation

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