To Scare or Not to Scare, That Is The Question!
- We recently had a conversation with a concerned parent about wanting to “scare” their child because her daughter was too trusting and talks to everyone. Is this really the best idea? We don’t think so. Create a “Safe List” for your child instead of the whole conversation being about “Stanger Danger”
- Involve your child when you create their Safe List. When it’s less scary they are more likely to pay attention.
- Keep the list to short 5-7 people is what we recommend.
- Create a fun test for your kids based on their age.
- Are grandma & grandpa on the list? What color car do they drive?
- What’s the make & model?
- Are your neighbors on the list? Does your child know their first and last name?
- Does your child carry a cell phone? Be sure to program the people on their “Safe List” to the phone.
- If you want to test your children
- Discuss the shows on TV and ask them what they would do?
- If you say hello to an acquaintance on the street who you know isn’t on your child’s list, ask them if they would go with them. Remember, safety can be simple!
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This post was written by The Balancing Act