Re: Educate kids about danger without scarring them for life?
Stranger abduction is NOT almost unheard of. Obviously, you just listed several examples in YOUR AREA.
Given that there have been so many abductions in a short driving distance from you, I would NOT be letting my 7 year old play outside alone, at least until the person responsible for the abductions has been caught.
Honestly, I don't mind scaring my kids a little to keep them safe. Your kids are young so they don't need details but they do need to understand that there are people in the world that will hurt them. They need to understand that you are only trying to keep them safe.
Proud mama -July '08
and April '10 my
and EDD 3/31/14