HOW do u talk to kids about child preditors ?

Holly - posted on 06/04/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )




with out scaring them ,to not want to play .(i have spoken to them about not going with strangers and they might say my dog is missing i will give you $ candy ect ,or your mom or dad told me to pick u up ?)we have a passed word but im affried that im not talking enough about it with them my kids are 9yrs old boy ,6 yrs old boy and 21 month boy i know the 21 month old wont really get it .any suggestions


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Vanessa - posted on 06/05/2009




i honestly believe honesty.. depending on the childs age of course, but my boy who is 4 already knows the dangers, i explained to him that there are very sick ppl out there male and female who do naughty things to children, and i also explain that it is very important never to talk to strangers or even if someone offers him in a car he has to run... when he gets a bit older then i will explain a lot more but when there young be honest and simple, and keep repeating until they know.. also another good thing is hen you shower or bath your kid/s make it known that it's there area and no one under any circumstances can touch you there not mummy not daddy noone... just keep it simply but honest... and also remind your kids that secrets can be broken, never to ever keep a secret!!!

Holly - posted on 06/05/2009




thank you all so much !,my husband and i have talked to the 6 yr old and the 9yr old and we came up with a cose word for people they can my mommy mother inlaw ,my dad .so if someone comes up to them and sayhay your mom or dad told me to come and pick u up cause she is at the hosipital with yr baby brother or sisster teh child says ok whats the code word ?the person says i dont know ,get in the car or what ever the kid can start running or just flat out and say yr lieing ,and run and get help still trying to figure to start with my 21 month old ,im not leting him take candy from any one not even little old people just cause it may confuse him ..tahnk u all again i would like to have a commiunity for moms who worry ,new ways to try and protect any idias ?

Courtney - posted on 06/04/2009




My daughter is going to be 2 in july and I have been dreading this converstaion with her...mainly because I break down to tears at the THOUGHT of some pervert hurting my little girl!! These are some great ideas and I thank all the moms who shared!! THANKS SO MUCH!!!!!

Corry - posted on 06/04/2009




We tell our kids flat out not to talk to strangers. We tell them that no matter what the person says, do not talk to them and come tell us!

Last Halloween, I was walking down the road with my kids, (my baby girl in the stroller and my now 4 yr old son) my son was no more than 5 feet behind me when a guy in a large truck pulled up next to him and started talking to him. The guy took off when he noticed that I had stopped walking and was looking straight at him! Of course I told everyone I knew and everyone in the surrounding area! That night we started explaining to him "some people are good and some people are bad, but it is safest to just not talk to anyone that you don't know!" As well as "you're pee'er (his name for little boy part) is not for anyone to touch, so don't let anyone!"

Vicki - posted on 06/04/2009




I remember reading when I was a kid, Berenstein Bears, the Trouble with Strangers. I believe it compared people to apples in a way... an apple can look nice but be rotten inside, or it can be malformed but perfectly delicious.

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