I’ve talked before about how important I feel it is to teach our children about the dangers of this world, from not going along with a stranger, to being able to escape the house if there was ever a fire. It is our job to empower our children with the knowledge they need to help themselves as much as possible.
One of the things we’ve taught our kids is to NEVER open the door for a stranger. To help them discern who is behind that knock at the door we have installed a child height peep hole. So, if a man comes to the door claiming to be Daddy, they will be able to check before unlocking it.
They feel smarter knowing what to do, and I feel safer knowing that if I’m in the bathroom and somebody comes to the door, the children know not to open it unless they can see for themselves that it’s their Daddy. Anyone else who comes a knockin’ can wait for me to answer.