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Essential Safety Tips for the School Year with Miranda Mathis – Season #2: Ep #1

Important safety tips that will help families navigate the first few months back to school and start things off on the right foot! We’ll also be catching up with Author Miranda Mathis and everything she has been working on. The MSquared Books Podcast is back for season 2! Don’t miss it!

Essential Safety Tips for the School Year with Miranda Mathis – Season #2: Ep #1

Do you check your child’s phone? Do you know who is talking to them and what info they’re sharing? – Know the essential safety tips that will help you keep your child safe this school year.

Navigating technology well and staying in tune with your child’s world while they navigate this school year and all the voices and influences presented is essential.

In this episode, we’ll hear from author Miranda Mathis about some important back-to-school safety tips that will help your family deal with bullying and other safety concerns that may come up.

Miranda shares some key takeaways that will ensure that you are staying in communication with your children, as well as gaining a better understanding of what they may be struggling with BEFORE things go wrong.

She gives us some valuable insight into what to check in on and what tools you can use to create a good system with your child that helps them feel heard and SAFE. 

You will also get a glimpse into what Miranda has been up to this Summer (Hint: A LOT) and what is coming down the pipeline soon at MSquared Books.

Last season was filled with so many great conversations that gave us important insight into all kinds of safety and learning scenarios. This second season, we hope to bring more of that!

Be sure to check out last season’s episodes if you haven’t already (Start here!) and follow along on Instagram to get more updates in the coming months!

Listen To The Full Episode Here:


Shareable Quotes:

  • “I’m all about repeating conversations that are spoken in the home to the kids, because we have to face it, kids learn by repetition. You can’t just say it once!” – Miranda Mathis
  • “Bullying is, sometimes, the child having a low sense of esteem and they want someone to recognize them. There’s something going on in the inside and we need to find out what’s going on.” – Miranda Mathis
  • “In this day and age, we need to be a lot more aware of who, what, when, where, and how. Don’t wait until police are knocking at your door or you’re getting a “come to school” note from the principal.” – Miranda Mathis

Take Action:

  • Talk to your kids consistently – Ask about their day, who they met, what they talked about, and more.
  • Make a family code for emergencies and ensure they do not tell anyone outside of your immediate family.
  • Practice different safety scenarios when you can so that they are familiar with what to do in emergencies.
  • Look at your child’s phone. Know who is talking to them and what they are sharing. 


Thank you so much for listening to the show! We want to hear from you if you are interested in a certain topic or even if you want to join us on the podcast. Please reach out to Miranda via email or through the website if you have suggestions, feedback, or interest in being on the show.


Please Note:
  • This podcast is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to replace professional legal, health, or safety advice.
  • Please use discretion when acting on information on this show. Know your own situation may be different from the scenarios discussed on this show, so all advice or insight may not be applicable to your situation.
  • All guest’s views are their own and may not reflect the views of Miranda Mathis or MSquared Books.


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