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Protecting Your Parents with Dawn Armstrong of ThinkSafe Seminars

How to protect your retired parents

With The Secure Dad, we as protector parents tend to understandably focus on our children. We want to know the best ways to keep them safe and learn how to prevent bad things from happening to them.

How often do you think about your parent’s safety?

This is where Dawn Armstrong comes in. Dawn is a 3rd degree Kenpo Black Belt and the founder of ThinkSafe Seminars. In late 2016, after reading about a spate of vicious attacks, Dawn realized that a lack of awareness was contributing to people getting hurt and even killed. She knew something needed to change.

With the goal of helping people AVOID violence, Dawn interviewed security experts including first responders, military vets, border patrol agents, and others. She then combined their insights, with her expertise in martial arts and urban living skills, to create ThinkSafe Seminars.

Dawn focuses on PREVENTING violence by providing training that increases awareness, improves conflict management, and provides basic “Stun and Run” physical defense strategies. Today she talks with me about how to protect our parents.

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Andy Murphy

Andy Murphy founded The Secure Dad in 2016 with the aspiration to help families live safer, happier lives. What started as a personal blog about family safety has turned into an award-winning podcast, an Amazon best-selling book, and online courses. He focuses his efforts in the areas of home security, situational awareness, and online safety.


Andy is a husband and father. His interests include coaching youth basketball, hiking, and trying to figure out his 3D printer.

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