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Kid Safety Tips: To Help Stay In ChargeThe only way you can stay in charge and not stifle your children is to listen.
It is an unfortunate fact of life that you cannot afford to ever completely let go when it comes to your child's safety.
Teachers, pastors, youth leaders, children's workers and even friends to mention just some, will always respond to your child in a way that is more to your way of thinking, if they know that you are a hands on parent or carer.
I am not suggesting in any way that any of these people groups do not care about the children in their care. What I am saying is that it is my experience that if these people know that you are a hands on parent, they will take that into consideration in their dealings with your children.
I am also not suggesting that you have to be a helicopter parent. Constantly fussing and letting everybody else know that you will interfere in whatever they are doing.
If your children know that you are a safe person to tell anything to they want to and if everybody knows they are encouraged in this, the desired effect will be obtained.
That may mean that you spend a lot of time at the school or helping at the youth club but it may not. It may just mean that you, make sure, you spend time listening. Adults that listen to children get noticed. People will see you listening and you will tell them that you do so.
The following "7 Strategies for Keeping Your Child Safe" are excellent kid safety tips. But they only work if you make the effort to listen to you children and are willing to act on that information.