Dr. Annie Zimmer, M.D.
Stranger Danger is a very important topic that parents should discuss with their child, especially when approaching the age when being outside and the chance of encountering unfamiliar and new people can occur every day. Your child may be leaving the house for preschool, kindergarten, celebrations and other recreational activities where he or she may be alone and waiting for pick-ups to and from events. Boys Town Pediatrics offers advice on how to discuss Stranger Danger.
Go over Stanger Danger tips often with your child. Help your child memorize emergency contact numbers and role play stranger situations so both you and your child feel comfortable and know what to do in a possible stranger situation.