It really is a parent’s worst nightmare – being somewhere public and you turn round and realise your child is gone. Watch this video and teach your child to do these 4 things if they get lost – it’s essential viewing!
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In this video, Jeff Rossen, Today’s National Investigative Correspondent and also a father himself, explains what your child should do if they get lost in a public place.
The tips are useful and practical, and are not designed to scare your child but to prepare for them for a time when they may accidentally wander off or not be able to see you. In any case, these are quick and effective things to teach your child, so get started today and let us know how you get on.
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Practical Tips for Your Child if They Get Lost
Here are 4 key things they (and you) should do.
#1. Stay Near Where You Got Lost
Talk to your child about the importance of staying close to where they first got lost, in case their parent comes back.
#2. Look for Another Parent
Tell your child that they should look for another parent e.g. another mum with kids and tell them they are lost.
#3. Memorise Vital Info
Teach your child how to say their parents’ names, to recite their phone number and to tell someone what their home address is.
#4. Practice Every Night
Keep practicing and talking every night about this until you are satisfied your child knows their vital info and knows what to do.
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Have you ever been in this situation? What did your child (and you) do? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!