Well, we made it! Through preschool, that is : )
Sarah and I spent plenty of time worrying about sending our babies off to school last year only to discover that they loved it! I mean, of course they did. What’s not to love about spending a few hours with your friends, reading stories, having a snack, and hitting up the playground?
But we, being the (over-?) protective moms that we are, considered everything that could go wrong. So we talked about what we could do to make sure we equipped our three-year-olds with the tools they’d need to protect themselves without us there to try to do it for them, talking about strangers, their bodies, and what to do if they got lost.
When Fairfax Woman Magazine, a local publication, offered us the chance to contribute a piece for their May/June issue and see merelymothers in print, we jumped at the opportunity! And we knew just what we wanted to write about: Tips for Teaching Young Children How to Protect Themselves.
We’d love it if you’d hop on over and take a look at our ideas—maybe even comment with one of your own!