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Have You Reviewed with Your Children What to Do in 'Danger' Scenarios? Should You?

A week after the Newtown, CT, massacre, schools have reviewed their safety procedures. Now should parents follow up with more coaching?

A week after the deadly elementary school attack in Newtown, CT, that has rocked the the nation, some parents say their kids remain oblivious to the attack—and the danger. 

Most teens and children are wrapped up in their own worlds. One mom of a middle-schooler told me instead of being worried about how the Newtown deaths would affect her daughter, she is more concerned that the girl is not aware enough of what took place.

And there is only so much the schools can do.

So this mom will spin out a scenario of danger and ask the daughter to think through how she might best respond. 

If you are a parent, are you doing the same kind of 'coaching' with your kids? Should parents be following up and expanding on the schools' safety procedures and lockdown drills? Or could that only cause more confusion for a kid about what to do in danger? Tell us in the comments section below.

Anna Bucciarelli January 10, 2013 at 01:47 PM
Would like to know, seriously, what you stand for. Your comments, on this post and many others, express nothing but disdain and bitching.
Tyler Jozefowicz January 10, 2013 at 04:52 PM
Mike: the part I don't understand is the "well-regulated Militia" part, which is a citizen military force or army. Any organized military forces or armies in Middlesex County. Whose the General? When do they meet for training?
Anna Bucciarelli January 10, 2013 at 06:04 PM
Mike G. ......... Tried and failed!

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