Your first discussion of "stranger danger" with your toddler can be uncomfortable. You donīt want to cause them fear or undue worry, but it is important that they are safe. I teach my little ones (who are not shy!) that they may not wander onto the street or leave Mummy in a shop as it is not safe. I say there are people who are not kind and kids are better off close to their Mummy than near these people. I think fairy tales have assisted me with visions of witches in Hansel and Gretel and the like. I donīt like to use scare tactics, and this is a very personal issue, but I feel it is important that kids are aware from a young age that there are "strangers" about. Please share your tips on this issue!
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