In what sounds like a scene out of a movie, two siblings could've been kidnapped from their front yard in Texas if it weren't for the good common sense of one protective big brother.
Eight-year-old Donavon Mitchell was outside with his 4-year-old sister Makayla, when he says that a woman drove up to their home, offered them money, and then said she would take them anywhere they wanted to go.
And while he admits being pretty scared, Donavon had the presence of mind to realize something with the situation was not normal, and that's when he remembered a key lesson he'd learned in school.
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"Stay away from strangers because you might never know what they can do to you."
Yep. That simple rule possibly saved this little boy and his sister from someone who may have been out to harm them. And even though the "don't talk to strangers" thing has been drilled into our heads since we were kids -- sometimes we probably don't enforce it enough with our own children.
On the one hand, we don't want to teach them to be fearful of any adult who speaks to them, but on the other -- they need to understand that they should never let someone they don't know to convince them to get into a car with them, or go anywhere with them for that matter.
What happened to these kids serves as such a great reminder to all of us to sit down with our children and explain different scenarios of when it is and is not okay to talk to adults they don't know and trust. Hopefully they will never be faced with a situation where they'll have to make a quick judgment call like Donavon did -- but it's definitely better to be safe than sorry.
Do your kids understand when they can and cannot talk to strangers?
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