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Teach your Kids to Remain Safe

by Rosanne Lorraine | October 7th, 2008 | Helpful Hints

By the age of three, it is important for you to teach your kids on how they can remain safe. You should particularly concentrate on road safety. Show them places where they can play securely, and point out places they should avoid. Letting them know why busy roads are dangerous and why they shouldn’t talk to strangers are simple ways you can ensure that they remain safe.

As they grow older, teach them to memorize their full name, street address, and home phone number. Usually, children can remember these things when they reach the age of five or six. Teach them how to get help in the case of an emergency.

What should you do if your child gets lost?

Almost every parent has experienced the heart-wrenching moment when she suddenly couldn’t locate her child. So you need to let your child understand what he needs to do in case he gets separated from you.

· Try to arrange a visible meeting place that he can locate easily. After you reach your destination, point out a certain place he should go to if he gets lost.

· Tell her to ask for help. Children should know which individuals they can confidently approach for help. Usually, this comes in the form of a shop assistant, a policeman, or a mother with a child.

· Ask him to seek shelter in your usual routes. If the place is near a familiar library, a clinic, or a school, tell him to go to these places to keep safe.

· Clarify that if she ever feels threatened in any way, it’s okay to yell, run, and scream for help. It is true that talking to strangers is unsafe but remaining quiet in this situation wouldn’t do any good either.

Most experts will agree that it’s not good to tell your children never to talk to strangers because they could become incessantly worried about dangers that may or may not be there. Instead, you should educate them about talking to appropriate individuals.

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