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

By Katy Sindy | 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 moreActive shooting – what you need to know to protect your child

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

By Katy Sindy | 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 moreHow to explain death, traumas and disabilities to kids in a non-scary way

How to explain abduction without scaring your child

By Katy Sindy | November 15, 2017

How to explain abduction without scaring your child Teach safety rules early My preschooler broke a safety rule that I did not teach him. How can I explain abduction way he could understand?   We were in a park. Kids were riding bikes. It was getting dark. Cars were leaving. My phone rang: – “Is … Read moreHow to explain abduction without scaring your child

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

By Katy Sindy | 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? My son has brought me my phone: “Who is this?” – he asked pointing at the person hiding behind a tree and holding candy. “Eh… … Read moreWhy stranger danger is not working and how to teach your child safety instead

8 unsafe situations that should alert you and your child

By Katy Sindy | 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 more8 unsafe situations that should alert you and your child

How to teach about tricky people and help requests

By Katy Sindy | 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 moreHow to teach about tricky people and help requests

 
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