Parenting Questions For Child Safety
We’re living in challenging times these days and our own worries and fears aren’t lost on our children which can affect child safety and mental health of child. A recent Safety.com survey reports that “More than three-fourths of parents claim at least one event in the past year has impacted their child(ren)’s sense of safety.” Parents may be aware of how television and media in general can sometimes be a negative influence on a child’s sense of well-being. They may even restrict screen time to limit such exposure. But when it comes to protecting your own kids’ peace of mind, the most important step is talking with them. Start by casually asking your kids what they’ve heard about what’s going on and what their point of view on the situation is.
Questions parents should ask children to care about child safety:-
- Has there been news lately that surprised you?
- What have you heard about…?
- What do you think about these events?
- How do you think these things happen?
- What do you think people should do about it?
Just a few years back, the biggest challenge as a parent was limiting how much time on television a kid should spend. Today, exposure to news is everywhere, including websites and social media. If your kids have mobile devices or access to computers, they’re likely seeing some sort of news and it isn’t always accurate or unbiased.
When media is used thoughtfully, it can enhance one’s understanding of daily life. Unfortunately, Americans were exposed to twice as much unreliable news in the current year as the previous year so were people from many other countries. The trouble is, inaccurate or alarmist news can create lasting images in your kids’ psyche.
Having difficult talks regarding child safey with your kids may be uncomfortable, but it comes with many benefits. Conversations on challenging matters are the times when you discover just how empathetic and intelligent your kids are. They may be stressed or worried, but with some love, support, and guidance from you, they can navigate their worries and find healthy ways to cope. Best of all, you can both learn something about each other from the conversations and strengthen your bond while practicing child safety.