Re: Teaching about danger/emergencies without scaring
I think its good to be general but sometimes I think little ones can get confused. I don't want my kids running off dialing 911 because the dogs got out of the yard. That is an emergency but one we handle. Or if a sibling gets hurt and is bleeding?! I just think that sometimes we should be more specific. Or say ask mommy or daddy first if we are around. I can just see little ones not understanding what a general emergency is. If I started a fire on the stove that I am confident I can control and the smoke alarm is going off I wouldn't want the fire dept. Showing up, lol! But if I tell my LOs, if there is smoke everywhere and you see fire on the walls get out and go to the neighbors to call 911.
I dont know maybe I'm overanalyzing, just a thought?!