Your child's growing mind and understand has made her quite eligible to learn the slight tinges of presence of mind.
Would your child know what to do if they were separated from you in, say, a crowded public place like a park or a mall? It’s one of the most heart-pounding scary scenarios for you but one that every one of you must prepare their child for.
What you need to know
Make sure your child memorizes your full name, your phone number and address. Some children as young as 3 may be able to remember their mom or dad’s mobile number.
Also make sure your child knows your first and last name. If your child is too young to memorize your information, write it down on a piece of paper and tuck it away, either in her shoe or in her pocket. Remind your child where the paper is before heading to your destination so that they can tell a safe adult that it’s there in case you are separated.
If your child is lost
If you become separated from your child, try not to panic. Acting quickly with a clear head will be imperative in a situation like this. Contact the main office or lost-child center immediately. If you are at an amusement park, zoo, or other place with a main office, they probably have a lost-child office.
Call them immediately or ask an employee to do so for you so that they can coordinate with security guards and other personnel and begin the search for your child.