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10 Basic Survival Skills Every Kid Should Know

By Lori Garcia |

Kids scare me for a lot of reasons.

1. They’re vulnerable.

2. They’re dangerous.

3. They’re curious as hell.

If ever there was a dichotomy of awesomeness and utter disaster, it was children.

Without sounding like a Nancy Grace-obsessed helicopter parent, there are basic things our kids need to know to protect themselves from bad people, from injury, and even themselves.

Let’s take a look at 10 basic survival skills every kid should know – after the jump!

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Survival - Safety Skills Every Child Should Know

How to talk to strangers

Situational and stranger awareness is critical to your child's safety. Learn more about how to talk to your child about these topics in a way that empowers, rather than frightens them. Visit the National Crime Prevention Council for information on what to teach kids about strangers.
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Lori Garcia is a writer and mother of two living and loving in Southern California. When she's not fussing with her bangs, you can find her shaking her groove thing on her personal blog, Mommyfriend where she almost never combines true tales of motherhood and mayhem with her degree in child development. Read bio and latest posts → Read Lori's latest posts →

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