Happy Half Way Through the Week!
Today we thought we would share ten general safety rules you should teach your children from Momjunction.com
We thought these were some easy and quick learns for your little one to know.
1. Know your Name, Number, & Address.
Your kids may be small but it is important to teach basic contact details like your and your partners name and phone number.
2. Do Not Eat Anything Given By A Stranger!
This is a big one, it is important to teach your little one the dangers of eating foods that are given by strangers. No matter how tempting the treat is, if it comes from a person that they do not know or do not have permission to accept then they should be aware of it and not take any food, candy, etc.
3. Do Not Climb The Fence
Of course playing ball and rough housing is ok at times and designated areas, but teaching your child to never try and retrieve a ball or other play objects by climbing over the fence is important. There have been many cases where kids are injured by what may be waiting on the other side of a fence, not to mention the possibility of falling.
4. Do Not Walk Off the Yard Alone
Make sure your little ones know it is not permutable to walk out of the yard alone at any time. If your child needs to go out for anything, (retrieving a ball in the street, etc) you or some known adult should always be accompanying them.
5. Never Go Anywhere With A Stranger
Similar to accepting any food from a stranger, make sure your babies know that they surely should not be going anywhere with a stranger. As most moms, this is something that is always taught to kids however it is important to constantly remind your little ones of this.
6. No One is Allowed To Touch Your Children's Body
This is another very important topic to emphasize on your baby. This is something you should teach your little ones about as soon as they understand the basics, let them know their are differences between good touch and bad touch. This is a difficult topic to explain, we know but it is imperative that parents figure out the best way to teach this to their kids.
7. If You Get Lost, Stay Where You Are
In the event that your little one gets lost, tell them it is important that they stay right where they are. If they see any other mom with kids nearby, this is acceptable for them to ask for help. Any mother understands the fear of this for both parent/child and will be more than willing to help.
8. Do Not Share Address and Phone Details with Anyone
Your children should know the importance of safety through never sharing personal information with any strangers such as (numbers, address, email ids, or pictures).
9. If I Am Uncomfortable I Will Not Do It
This could be something as simple as taking off clothes in front of others and diving in a home pool. If your children are not comfortable about it, no matter how many friends are doing it, your baby should know it is ok sit this one out. This is a great stepping stone for when your children begin to mature and entering ages where peer pressure becomes more profound in their lives.