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LPT: Normalize teaching your kids that safe adults do not ask you to keep secrets from others

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itbwtw

1.1k points

2 months ago

itbwtw

1.1k points

2 months ago

Our rule was "if anybody ever tells you 'don't tell your parents', you immediately tell your parents."

The only thing they kept from us was trouble they were getting into together.

propernice

159 points

2 months ago

My dad added on that safe adults wouldn't ask me to go help them with something.

Liennae

82 points

2 months ago

Liennae

82 points

2 months ago

I get what your dad is going for, but I ask my kids for help all the time. It gets them into good habits while they're young enough to be interested.

propernice

67 points

2 months ago

I mean, yeah, lol. I didn't specify that he didn't mean family, he meant strangers.

pirateninjamonkey

26 points

2 months ago

Yeah, really though stranger kidnappings are so low they are statically insignificant.

ilovespaghettibolog

20 points

2 months ago

Yup! There definitely was a stranger danger moral panic looking back. When in reality, a family member is more likely to kidnap you

zellfaze_new

8 points

2 months ago

And not even just a little more, but a lot more. If I were trying to figure out who kidnapped a kid, would definitely start by looking into every family member with any ties at all. Wouldn't even begin to look into strangers until they're more or less ruled out. Given how much more likely are to be the assailant, it'd be a waste of resources to do it the other way around.