How to teach a child safety without scaring them
My DH scared the bejesus out of my 4 year old daughter last night. He asked her what her name was and she was saying the wrong last name. He told her that if she ever was lost and she did not say her name right she would not be able to come home. Needless to say not long after she was in tears and cried for at least two hours before I was able to get her to sleep. She woke up at least 30 times in middle of the night and was wimpering and having horrible dreams.
I understand wanting her to know how to get home safe but it pissed me off that he put it in a way that scared her. How do/did you teach you children about stranger danger and safety?