Baby's Second Year -- Your 23-Month-Old

• Never print her name on clothes or allow her to wear nametags in public. She could be lulled into a false sense of security if a stranger observes the label and addresses her by name.
• Impress upon her that she should never talk to strangers and, even more importantly, never walk away with a stranger or get into someone else's car.
• Tell her that it's okay to say "no" to adults if she feels threatened, even if the adult is someone she knows.
• Tell her that certain parts of the body should not be touched by anyone in a manner that makes her uncomfortable. Let her know that she should come to you if someone does try to touch her inappropriately.
• Help her understand that it's okay to use violence to protect herself from harm. Should someone try to pull her into a car, she should scream loudly, kick and hit -- whatever it takes to get away.

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Teach your child the art of rubber-stamping. Stamps, colored inkpads and blank paper are all the ingredients necessary for this fun craft session. As your child grows, show him how he can color the images with crayons after the ink is dry. Help him create pictures, banners, cards and more. Just remember to protect your work surface well and supervise him thoroughly as he creates his masterpieces!

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