The world is a scary place. For parents as well as children. Explaining the concepts of personal safety to children in a way that is empowering without being scary is very difficult. Yet, it is very needed. We are passionate about talking to kids about safety all the time. Safety is an every day, on the toilet, brushing your teeth, what's for dinner type of conversation. As we try it on our own kids, we are sharing here. We would love to hear from you about what works for YOUR kids.
Take a minute (literally not more) and watch it with your own kids and share with their friends and your loved ones. Once you hear it, we hope it will stick in your head and theirs, every time you cross the street.
They say every parent has a recurring fear. Not just the running-out-of-wine type of fear, but one about a particular way their child can get hurt. For me, it's getting hit by a car.
We live in an increasingly complicated world and we all want our kids to grow up happy and carefree, but it’s important to remember to teach our kids common sense too, even if you end up scaring them a little bit.
By making conversations that raise awareness a part of your daily life, you don't frighten kids, you empower them. Here's a game I play with my own kids to build their "awareness muscle".
Disclaimer: The information included on this site is considered parenting advice around the subject of self-esteem, awareness and advocacy. It is not meant to take the place of an individual or parent's own judgement in specific situations. This is a non-commercial endeavor and no funds of any kind are solicited.