Back to school is a good time to talk to kids about avoiding strangers and wearing helmets, but school safety is a year-round concern. And there is a lot of ground to cover.
Leaving your teenager home alone can be nerve-wracking – and not just because you’re worried about them throwing a party. The thought of your kids being home alone when a stranger approaches is enough to make you want to cancel your plans. But not so fast.
Every parent has a shared nightmare: You’re out in public, and in the few seconds it takes to look for the nearest restroom, your child suddenly disappears. Your heart beating fast, you wrap your sweaty palms around your mouth to call out their name.