Parents and teachers have the responsibility to teach their children safety rules such as “look both ways before crossing the street,” “don’t talk to strangers,” “don’t run with sharp objects,” and “buckle your seat belt.” Thorough instruction, however, goes beyond the rules to provide reasons and examples. Stories of cautious decisions and rash mistakes can create lasting impressions. With enough warning, one generation might avoid the mistakes of the previous generation.
Character First! Education Series 3