March 27th, 2013
Athens, really, isn’t more dangerous than any other part of New York when it comes to raising kids. In fact, you’ll find it’s quite safe as far as places in proximity to the main event go. That doesn’t mean, you don’t take the necessary precautions. You might even ask yourself “Burlington Mass. Security?” Valid question when it comes to keeping the kids safe at home, but they won’t stay indoors forever. Another question you should be asking yourself is what do I impart to my children?
Your kids will be bombarded with all sorts trials and tribulations outside the home and, unless you want to be a helicopter parent for the rest of your life, there are points where you need to back off and let them handle it. It can be tough which is why it’s important to impart the necessary knowledge to help them navigate through tough situations.
For example: teach them about stranger danger. Teach them about how they are not to get into a car with someone they don’t know or accept things from adults. Secret code words can help with this since it’s hard to know who is a stranger and who can be trusted.