Moms of Tweens and Teens

What You Need To Know To Keep Your Teen Safe When They Leave Home / Interview with Cathy Pedrayes

June 07, 2022 Episode 49
Moms of Tweens and Teens
What You Need To Know To Keep Your Teen Safe When They Leave Home / Interview with Cathy Pedrayes
Show Notes

When kids leave the nest, go off to college or move out of the house, many parents are having sleepless nights thinking about their baby leaving home. On one hand, it’s exciting for your child to experience new things and discover their passions. But the news reports full of burglaries and scams sure aren’t making it easy for you to drop your teenager off at college. 

Before you try convincing your teen to do college online and live at home forever, listen to this episode. I talk with Cathy, best known as TikTok’s “Mom Friend” to her 2.3 million followers, who shares how we can prepare our teens to be safe after they leave the nest. 

 What you will learn:

  • 5 seemingly innocent questions that predators use to take advantage of you. 
  • The top apps to ease worried parents’ minds.
  • What to know about protecting yourself in your dorm or apartment.
  • How to quickly take a look at your child's apps to see what they are involved in. 
  • What are the dangers of parking lots and how can we protect ourselves?
  • Advice on mace and tasers and which is recommended. 
  • The small improvement you can make to your door to prevent it from being kicking in. 

TikTok Channel: https://www.tiktok.com/@cathypedrayes

Website: https://cathypedrayes.com/
Cathy's book:
The Mom Friend Guide to Everyday Safety and Security: Tips from the Practical One in Your Squad