“My child is starting preschool, but she’s friendly towards strangers”. If this is something you constantly worry about, then it’s time to talk about “stranger danger”.
While our Day Care Center in Arkansas always strives to emphasize the kindness and generosity of people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, or socio-economic background, we also want the kiddos to know that there are not-so-nice people who might want to hurt them.
Our staff is instructed to look after the little tots while they wait for their parents to pick them up, but there’s very little we can do once they set foot out the gates of our Childcare center in Greenwood, Arkansas.
Now it’s up to you to teach your child about these “tricky strangers”. But how do you do it? Here are a few tips:
- Define who strangers are.
Don’t teach your child that a stranger is someone who looks rugged and scary. Not only is it not true, but it’s extremely dangerous for kids to think that. Even attractive strangers can harm your child.
The best you can do is to tell them which strangers are considered as “safe strangers”.
- Define the “safe strangers”.
These people are typically the policemen, firemen, and the teachers and staff at your child’s Preschool Daycare in Van Buren, Arkansas. Make sure to be specific when you describe who these are.
- Recognizing danger.
Teach your child that if a stranger makes them uncomfortable, they should run away and look for “safe strangers”. Give examples of specific scenarios where they will need to do these things.
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