The outside world is admittedly scary and only those who were accustomed to its ways can survive. Parents wouldn’t want their children to be caught in the middle of a rage or become victims of those criminals roaming around waiting for their innocent victims.
However, keeping your children from the outside world can make them the most innocent ones thus making them more susceptible to the villains of the community. Present them the reality as soon as possible and just make sure you’re with them during these times because basically letting them experience the outside world doesn’t mean letting them experience it alone. A high school student who doesn’t even know how to cross the street because he wasn’t able to try it in his entire life is definitely not a good scenario.
The moment your child learns to speak, present to him safety tips immediately and you can start on those things that he often encounters at home. Children are intuitive and naturally smart. If you could just explain everything properly to them, there is no doubt that they could get it in the fastest way possible.
Present to them the reality of life not through scaring them with your horrible experiences. Instead, discuss about the proper ways of handling it. Teach them to be vigilant and never trust anyone immediately.
Children can be easily lured with sweet goodies but if parents could let them feel that these goodies can be given by them then most likely they won’t accept anything from people they don’t know.
Keep yourself aware of what’s happening in your community so that you can warn your children ahead of time. It pays to be updated and prepared.
A street smart kid is not all the time learning out of experience but also out of the teachings of their street smart parents.
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