what are they? My son is worried about murderers is this normal for a 7 yr old?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 8:28 PM on Nov. 9, 2009 in General Parenting
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Answer by Izsarejman at 8:56 PM on Nov. 9, 2009
The key is how you handle it. Statistically you are more likely to be hurt by someone you know and trust, not by a stranger. If this were my son I would say there are lots of good people out there and sometimes even good people make bad choices. It is my job to make sure you are safe and it is very unlikely any stranger will come and harm you or our family. I would also talk to him about reducing our chance to being hurt: don't go off with strangers, having a family code word, and talking about knowing where he is so you know he is safe. I wouldn't make it a heavy conversation but certainly something to review from time to time. My son has some worries. The usual. Spooky stuff like ghosts and monsters. I could kill my FIL for telling him if he swims in the ocean a shark will eat him. He worries about it if we are at the beach.
Answer by frogdawg at 8:56 PM on Nov. 9, 2009
you could look up the murder rates for your town. smaller towns generally have a lower murder rate. I wouldn't show him it if it is high but it may make him feel better to know that it doesn't happen very often depending where you live.
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