Have you talked safety with your kids?

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Registered: 12-16-2003
Have you talked safety with your kids?
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Tue, 05-18-2004 - 8:48am
The crossing streets, outside post has me wondering, have you talked to your kids about safety? My rule to my kids is that adults NEVER need help from kids. End of discussion, the answer ALWAYS is, " I will get my mom, she'll help". My kdis have been enrolled in karate and safety classes since age 5. They know to break out a tail light if placed in a trunk of a car, to lie down and use their legs because that is the strogest part of the body, yell "Fire" or "your not my Dad", etc... Tey hae taken safety classes. They know most abductions are from people you probably know already, and never get near a car, unless I know the parent and it is on my Ok list. The are not allowed to play at someone's house is a sitter is in charge. Dd once friend has an older sister who is in college, and that is the only older sibling (so far), that I allwo to supervise. My kids have also taken Home Alone classes. I do leave dd in charge for short times, and always when I am close to home, less than 1/2 mile, (or close einough to see the smoke rise). Dd is great with her brother, even the teachers and cop by school is amazed how she takes care of him. We also talk about sexual abuse, to safely crossig streets and where the perimeters are for crossing streets and such.

Ramona  Mom to 2 great kids and wife to one wonderful hubby since 1990!

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Registered: 05-02-2003
Tue, 05-18-2004 - 11:55am

It sounds like you've prepared your children well, congratulations!!

Sherrie Rainbow

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Wed, 05-19-2004 - 5:31pm

Sounds like you are doing an awesome job. I have been trying to teach my children a lot of these things too. Right now we are having problems because one of the neighbor kids is allowed to run

Leesa

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Registered: 05-02-2003
Thu, 05-20-2004 - 12:14pm
It's so hard to combat that type of peer pressure - we have the same situation in our area.

Sherrie Rainbow

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Thu, 05-20-2004 - 8:18pm

We've also talked about adults never needing help from children, and to handle it exactly as you said. They haven't had the safety classes, but we've discussed all the issues you mentioned, with reminders on a regular basis. Right now, they're building a new development across from the entrance to ours. There are a lot of workman's vehicles parked at the end of our neighborhood, so I went through the reminder lessons again. I'm sure these men are hard-working honest guys, and I told the kids that, but the fact is there are now many strangers in our neighborhood on a regular basis, and they need to be aware of anyone approaching them.

Janet


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Community Leader
Registered: 12-16-2003
Mon, 05-24-2004 - 8:01am
Oh, that is scarey when there are a lot of workmen in the area. We are in an ara with a ton of tear down houses, so there are tons of workmen. They are also re-doing the street, so that brings in more starngers. My dh is an electrician, but they know to stay away from these guys. You don't know who they are, where they are from, etc.... My kids are given quite a bit of freedom, but there are still a lot of restrictions.

Ramona  Mom to 2 great kids and wife to one wonderful hubby since 1990!