A home is not just a place where your child spends his time but a haven for him to be raised. It is a place where children learn all the good things that will help them in the future. These include safety habits too.
Parents are not always able to keep an eye on their kids. So, teaching them a few rules and making them stand by them is a good way to have them independent. Taking care of themselves is something that they will learn through these rules.
Although love and affection are important things to give your kids, being firm with them goes a long way. Here are some safety rules:
1. Who to Call During an Emergencies
Kids of almost any age are able to operate phones and make calls. You can teach your kids how to react during certain scenarios. A mile ahead would be helping them memorize important contacts like your number or your partner’s number, police station, neighbor’s contact, etc. if there are any sort of important contacts, your kids will benefit from knowing them. Although due to the age of the child, they might not be able to learn dangerous situations easily, but have patience and take time to teach the kids.
Trust us, children love water. Most of them enjoy splashing around in pools. It’s a good thing of course because kids too need some time outside. However, they must not be left alone. The danger of drowning is possible if the child is not watched over. Make sure you teach them not to push while in water. As a parent, you must never leave them by themselves.
3. Security System
If you have cameras and security systems installed in your home, good job. However, if you have little ones at home, they must be able to operate them as well. Teach them how to do so and also make them memorize simple passcodes. Confidentiality is key too so make the child understand that certain details are only to be kept within the family and not given to unknown people. They can even be taught how to use a wireless panic button for emergencies that is a kid-friendly version of a regular panic button.
As a parent or guardian, it is your responsibility to make sure no one enters the property in your absence. If you happen to leave the kids at home while they’re out, they should know that strangers should not be let in under any circumstances. Children should also be taught that the entrance should not be accessed by anyone they do not recognize or have not met before.
Household cleaning products are obviously a necessity. But when you have little kids running around the place, it is likely that they might stumble upon them. Since certain products can be dangerous, children must be taught to avoid them at all costs. Kids do random things so you never know when something might be spilled or swallowed.
All electrical wires, outlets, and sockets must be covered so as to protect children and their fidgety hands. This is the most common rule. Teach the kids about how dangerous electricity can be and to avoid touching wires with wet hands. The shock-proof coating can be applied just to be safe.
Does your child have a peanut allergy or any other common food allergy? Well, then its best to make them aware of it so they can avoid it in your absence. Tell them that if they consume a certain type of food, they can be faced with harm. The kids will eventually learn to avoid it.
Pets can be fun companions for kids and most of them get very excited when faced with animals. However, pulling ears and tails can anger some pets which lead to biting. Keep your kids safe by teaching them to handle animals gently.
We left out fire because that is the most obvious and the most important. Warning children beforehand is the best cautionary step. Doing so while they are still young is even better and teaches them to become alert citizens in the future.