Protecting Your Kids

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Registered: 11-13-2008
Protecting Your Kids
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Thu, 07-14-2011 - 2:42pm

This is such a tough topic, but something that's been on my mind a lot recently.

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Registered: 08-24-2005
Sat, 07-16-2011 - 8:03pm

This is a really scary topic.

I really don't know if you can protect your kids 100%. But at least you can do everything you can.

I think talking to your kids about this kind of stuff is crucial. Explaining how "bad people" may seem nice at first and so on... BUt I also think that until the kid is old enough (9 or 10 yo?), they won't be able to really judge this. So really I would try not to leave them alone.

Something that worries me sometimes are sleepovers and such at their firends houses. You can't forbid them to go, but on the other hand.. HOw much do you really know a classmate's family?

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Registered: 01-29-2008
Thu, 07-14-2011 - 11:19pm
I think talking to your kids about boundries, strangers, etc is a big one. Also since I'm a mom of a son obviously at one point he'll be too old to go to the women's one with me and not always a family restroom that I'll have to let him go in alone. I think the key with that is to give him a time limit and try to only allow him in ones that are empty. Also wait outside the bathroom so I can see all that go in and out. Its a scary world out there and we can't always protect them.

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