Saturday, June 13, 2009

Stranger Safety

What do you do to teach your kids about stranger safety? I had never thought about this too much having all small children until last year when we lost Amaya at a fair for about 10 minutes (the scariest 10 minutes of my life).

After that I ordered a video to watch with the kids to teach them about it. I also ordered these bracelets for them to wear when we go places that have a lot of people that have emergency information on it.

Today we went to an auction in a very rural community that you just don't worry that much to be honest. I am always cautious but not as much as in other places. We were sitting in some chairs and Amaya was next to a lady that we didn't know. The lady ask her her name (OK, small warning light here but I was watching closely). Next thing I know the lady started playing with her hair. I ask the lady to stop and she said "she is just so pretty".

I then took all 3 kids and had a talk to them about stranger safety. No it was not the first time that I have done this but it was a great time to teach them that touch like that is even wrong when the person is not a "safe person".

Please, please don't think your children are too young to learn stranger safety!


Shonni said...

Thank you for the reminder!!

Tony and Rett said...

Stranger Danger is huge! Thanks for the reminder!

P.S. Amaya will get another dose of it this week!