so many cases...so much heartbreak
- Apr 1, 2011
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Margarita25, I always tell kids they shouldn't talk to strangers! One kid said to me, "but you have such a cute dog!" and I said, "some people use cute dogs in order to find a kid to steal. If that happens you might never see your family again. It is dangerous to talk to strangers!" It may not be the best way to handle things like this but I'm all for being direct and honest. If they go home and tell their parents on me, great, because I hope it opens up a very important discussion!
I'm not sure this is a great idea. IMO going to the parents would be much wiser. If you say that to a child that already has anxiety or nightmare problems you could do far more harm than good.