Wellness - Disabilities | 3-12 yrs

Important Safety Lessons For Your Child

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Growing up involves scratches and bumps and bruises. They’re not totally avoidable, yet there are ways of teaching your children some safety lessons.

The ancient proverb says it all, “Prevention is better than cure.” The best way to prevent your child from getting hurt is to teach her to be safe and steer clear of any possible danger. A good way of teaching safety lessons to your child is by making safety lists and playing games related to safety. In this way, you can easily share important information with your child. As your child grows, you can also teach her how to take care of minor injuries, use medicines safely and carry out basic first aid.

Perhaps the greatest danger for children today has to do with relationships. Teach your child relationship safety. With an increase in the number of various crimes committed against children, teach your child how to deal with strangers and seek help when required. According to an article titled ‘Teaching General Safety Rules to Children’ written by Shannon Philpott in mom.me, “Teach your children their addresses and telephone number as soon as they can talk and make sure they know their parents’ first and last names.”

As a parent, it’s essential for you to be familiar with safety measures that your child needs to know. You also need to know how to impart this information.

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