In the coming months, families everywhere will be making vacation plans. The chance of losing a child becomes a very real possibility and can happen in a split second.
The mere thought of losing a child in a crowded place is a parent’s worst nightmare. Here are a few tips to help keep your kids safe if they get separated from you, whether you’re at a mall, water park, theme park or tourist spot.
*Create an Action Plan—Make sure your family has an action plan so that your kids know exactly what to do in the event you get separated. Create a clear strategy so your child will panic less and feel more able to handle the situation. If necessary, write the info down and have them put it in their pocket with your cell phone number. Always determine a place to meet at any location you’re going, such as the information desk.
*Check Out Your Destination Ahead of Time—Before making any plans, check out the area where you’re planning to go beforehand with an app like BeenVerified. You can get a snapshot of what the neighborhoods are like surrounding the hotel you’ve selected, or if there are sex offenders living in the area.
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