For those CO Fathers out there with your own little “Princesses”; you should read this, regardless of her age..SF
Here’s a stat you should swallow your Lucky Charms before reading: 1.9 million women are assaulted in the U.S. every year. That’s why Tim Larkin, a member of the Black Belt Hall Of Fame and New York Times bestselling author of Surviving The Unthinkable: A Total Guide To Women’s Self-Protection is such a passionate advocate for teaching girls to kick the shit out of anyone who messes with them.
In Larkin’s opinion, not equipping your daughter with self defense skills is “like knowing she’s going to be around bodies of water and not teaching her to swim.” But he knows plenty of parents need convincing, which is why he has the story of a former student in his back pocket at all times: a 105-pound girl he describes as “like the Reese Witherspoon character in Legally Blonde,” who hated the class and complained throughout. While she was at college a few years later, a serial rapist broke into her dorm room and her training kicked in. She let the 230-pound man get close enough to grab the back of his head and, with a solid yank, she thrust her thumb all the way to the back if his eye socket. Then she fell off her top bunk with the guy, landed on his neck and crushed his windpipe.
Was she terrified? Of course. What she physically harmed? Nope.
This isn’t just Larkin’s business; as the father 2-year-old twin girls, he’s given it plenty of thought. Here’s his advice on how to raise ass-kicking girls.
Read the Remainder at Fatherly