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Child Safety
« on: June 04, 2020, 01:28:28 PM »
There was a time when all the kids on our block were lined up on my driveway to take their turn playing handball against me.  When I lost, I got in line behind them all.
When the handball would roll out into the street, I noticed every child running after it with disregard for traffic.

I had to make up a safety plan.  Eureka.

"If the ball rolls out in the street and a car runs over it, I'll buy you TWO new balls.  But no cheating. It has to be fair. That goes for a bicycle or anything else.  Two new ones."

Thereafter, they would stop at the sidewalk and  look longingly for a car to come and run over their ball.  None ever did, but what a great deal it is.
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Separate issue: 
School teachers give out the INSANE WARNING :Stranger Danger.

Fear is no way to bring up children.  Now kids are afraid to talk to decent people trying to help them.  I was even stopped from giving a $1 or $5 incentive to high school kids running around the park and coming in first place.  ONE MOTHER objects and everyone must kowtow to her insanity.  HER KID can suffer, but not everyone's should.  Besides, the greatest danger is probably from someone who knows the victim - an uncle, a neighbor, a teacher.  The number of children molested and victimized by their teachers is at least a hundred times the number of children victimized by Catholic Priests, according to the Department of Education.

STOP SPREADING FEAR! ! ! !  It's unhealthy.

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Be sure your child rides their bike on the sidewalks.  Much safer than streets and you never get a ticket for it. Just remind them to pull into the grass for pedestrians and look left before riding into a street crosswalk. Some drivers are looking left instead of into the crosswalk.
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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2018, 01:29:58 pm »
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Re: Child Safety
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2020, 01:38:56 PM »
This is a good post.

It's so weird how during our youth, we never wore helmets, played tackle football in the street and were not as concerned about having kids run around the neighborhood all day.
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Re: Child Safety
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2020, 02:05:16 PM »
This is a good post.

It's so weird how during our youth, we never wore helmets, played tackle football in the street and were not as concerned about having kids run around the neighborhood all day.
COVID has brought some of that back. Working from home, my kids are far freer soles now than they ever did when my wife and I were always at the office, kid in school & daycare.  Plus all the neighbors kids out, etc.  I try to find the brightside of various situations and getting to know our neighbors and the kids really bonding more closely with people in the neighborhood has been a real nice plus. 

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Re: Child Safety
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2020, 02:11:45 PM »
I grew up with lead paint, asbestos, mold, 2nd hand smoke, firecrackers, lawn darts, and look how I turned out. Oh wait.

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Re: Child Safety
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2020, 10:00:27 AM »
I grew up with lead paint, asbestos, mold, 2nd hand smoke, firecrackers, lawn darts, and look how I turned out. Oh wait.

Don't tell me you voted for Hillary!  Say it ain't so. 
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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2018, 01:29:58 pm »
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Re: Child Safety
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2020, 03:08:54 PM »
"Stranger Danger" nonsense

A common myth is that child sexual abuse is perpetrated by strangers and pedophiles. But most people who sexually abuse children are our friends, partners, family members, and community members. About 93 percent of children who are victims of sexual abuse know their abuser !!!
Less than 10 percent of sexually abused children are abused by a stranger.  (www.ywca.org)

Stop frightening children with the lie of "stranger danger."
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« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2018, 01:29:58 pm »
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