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How to help your child differ good strangers from tricky people

By Katherine Joy | May 23, 2018

How to help your child tell good strangers from tricky people We were celebrating 4th of July at a park festival. Usually, before kids run into the rides we reinforce the safety rules: – “What do you do if you get lost? Whom do you ask for help? Where do we meet if we are separated in a … Read more

Active shooting – what you need to know to protect your child

By Katherine Joy | February 28, 2018

How to Help Your Child Survive An Active Shooting I think that the necessity of teaching kids to survive a possible shooting is all wrong and crazy. It needs to be fixed on a global level. No parent (including myself) wants to hear, think, or talk about teaching kids this area of safety. But, if … Read more

How to explain death, traumas and disabilities to kids in a non-scary way

By Katherine Joy | January 27, 2018

How to discuss 3 of the scariest things with kids: death, traumas, and disabilities while teaching safety – “Mommy, why did the ambulance come?”, the innocent eyes ask. Do you have a decent answer? At some time our kids face the reality – things happen to people they love.   As parents, we are responsible for … Read more

How to explain abduction without scaring your child

By Katherine Joy | November 15, 2017

How to explain abduction without scaring your child Teach safety rules early My 4-year-old broke a safety rule that I did not teach him. Yet.   How can I explain abduction the way he could understand?   We were ready to go home after a family day in a park. Kids were riding bikes. It … Read more

Why stranger danger is not working and how to teach your child safety instead

By Katherine Joy | November 13, 2017

Why “stranger danger” is not working and how to teach your child safety instead Why is the concept of ‘stranger danger’ (or “tricky people”) not working for teaching kids safety?   We were watching a cartoon that was supposed to teach safety to kids: – “Who is this?” – my 4-year-old asked pointing at the … Read more

8 unsafe situations that should alert you and your child

By Katherine Joy | November 13, 2017

8 unsafe help requests from strangers that should alert you and your child A stranger is asking a child for help This is the second part of the series “Help requests from strangers”. Read the first part here: “A stranger is asking a child for help“.   When your child turns 3 years old teach … Read more

How to teach about tricky people and help requests

By Katherine Joy | October 13, 2017

A stranger is asking a child for help My mom will never forget the moment when I (7 years old) let someone into the house when I was home alone.   I knew these rules: I should not have opened the door to anyone, I should not have talked to anyone through the door, And … Read more

 
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