The coolest thing i saw a mother do, at the zoo one day, an aquiantenc offered her son some snack mix. He wouldn't take it. She explained to the woman that she teaches her kids NEVER to take ANYTHING from anyone but her and her husband without asking her and her husband if its okay. Now this boy was only 3, so i thought that was neat. I asked her about it, she said as her kids get older, she explains its okay for them to take things, like in school from a teacher, and so on, but for now she doesn't have to worry about her boys taking anything. It was neat. Wish i did that with my son.
At 2, you can just use simple terms with your son, like, "we don't know him, he's a stranger to us". Then your just stating a fact. I started telling my son at 2 also "we don't talk to people we don't know", as he got older i was able to explain that some strangers are nice, some are not, which is why we are careful.
at 2:54 PM on Jul. 21, 2009