The one thing parents want more than anything else is for their kids to be happy and safe. Keeping kids safe is so important these days, as we all know the things that can happen if we aren’t careful. Use this information to keep your kids safe even when you can’t be there:
Speak With Them About Danger
Make sure you talk to your kids about dangers, and ensure that they understand. Speaking to them about stranger danger would be a start. Make sure they know that they should never leave with anybody they don’t know unless having first been instructed by you. Let them know tricks people might use, like bringing puppies and sweets or saying they know you. A study was recently conducted to show just how many children do what their parents say - and shockingly it didn’t take long for many of them to walk off with a stranger. You can’t stress enough how important it is not to do this!
Send Them to a Self Defence Class
Sending your kids to a self defence class is a very beneficial way of keeping them fit, health and protected. Hopefully they will learn some techniques that will come in handy if they ever need them. Why not do it with them to have fun together?
Hire a Nanny
You may need a regular babysitter for your kids, so it could be beneficial to hire a nanny. Always vet your nannies properly. Make sure you go through a company that deals with nannies to ensure that this is legitimate and your kids will come to no harm. Ideally, you and your children should like the nanny! Feel free to drop in at unexpected times occasionally just to check up.
Be Clear on Expectations
Make sure you're clear on your expectations when it comes to your nanny and even your children’s nursery. Don’t worry about what they think of you - your children are the most important things in the world to you!
Watch for Changes in Behaviour
If you spot any change in the behaviour of your children, make sure you become vigilant. Work out why their behaviour is changing. It may be a bully at school, or they might have an eating disorder. There are all kinds of things that could change their behaviour.
Let Them Know They Can Speak to You
Make sure your children know that they can speak to you about any problems. You do this not only by telling them, but by acting like it too. If you kick off at certain things they say, they might not feel brave enough to raise other issues with you.
Secure Your Home
Secure your home with alarm systems for burglars and fires. Young children shouldn’t be left home alone, but older children may be on their own regularly if you work.
Safeguard Your Computer
Make sure you safeguard the computer by using special software and speaking to your kids about the dangers of the internet.
Be realistic. You don’t want to give your kids any phobias or make them scared of their own shadow.
I hope you find these tips useful!