When I was Ashley's age I took self defense courses. Thankfully I remember quite a bit of it. We've been talking a lot about being extra cautious, being aware of your surroundings, that kind of thing. Think stranger danger times 10. I don't want her imagination scaring her unnecessarily, but I don't want to sugarcoat it either. It's one of those times as I parent where I feel I'm walking a fine line.
I've read a lot online about basic precautions and self defense tips. It never hurts to brush up, right? Articles such as this offer practical, common sense tips that could make a difference if you were ever attacked. What is your best piece of advice for keeping yourself safe? How would you discuss this issue with your kids?