Candy-Loving Toddler Sees No Problem Talking to Strangers (VIDEO)

toddlerOne of the biggest things for a parent is letting their child know that it's NOT okay to talk or -- worse -- go to strangers. We've all seen the horrifying news shows hundreds of times, where parents watch from behind the scenes while a "stranger" asks their children to come along with them for ice cream, cookies, whatever -- and the kids say yes. It's terrifying. But this video of a little girl telling her parents what she would do if a stranger approached her is, well, kinda hilarious. Of course, her parents want to teach her right from wrong (and good for them for trying!), but wow! This little girl is totally missing the mark in the most adorable way possible.

Check it out:

"If a strange man says, 'Let's go eat cookies ...' I like that!" OMG, I can't! This girl is too much. She almost got it in the end, but then when Mom poses the swimming question, she just can't help herself.

Like I said, of course, we as parents want our children to know what to do when a strange man or woman approaches them, but man, this video is one for the books. I'm sure Ye Bin will get it eventually, but for now, let's just all enjoy this adorableness. Too funny.

How hilarious is this? How did you teach your kids to avoid strangers?

 

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nonmember avatar echo

I encourage my dd2 1/2 to talk to people in line at the store and restaurants, especially elderly people, but if they approach her, she runs to me every time. Her natural shyness is a great benefit to me, butI want her to know it is nice to talk to new people. Very fine tight rope we walk, to have a sense of community but also keep our kids safe. I will have a stranger danger talk with her when I am comfortable with letting her play outside alone. Not there yet, she's not allowed off the porch.

00NoW... 00NoWay00

When my kids were little, I would tell them that it's ok to talk to strangers, but never ever go anywhere with a stranger.  My oldest son has always been very social and loved to talk to everyone.  I didn't want to raise him to be afraid of people, so I never discouraged it.  Now that they are teenagers, they know stranger danger, but my sons are still not afraid to ask a store clerk for help finding an item, etc...

femal... femaleMIKE

She is so pretty!  lol

femal... femaleMIKE

Sometimes its not the strangers we need to be afraid of.

Katriena Young

She is soo cute!! Its hard to teach kids to be wary but not out right rude at the same time.

purra... purracious

i once heard at a conference that teaching our children to avoid all strangers is a bad idea. if they are ever in need of help and without a parent, who do they turn to? theyve been taught to stay away from stangers so its likely they wont ask for help. we should instead teach that people of authority, police, firemen, teachers, etc., should be trusted. and to look to them for help.

Mary Dimit

my middle daughter always told me they weren't strangers because she asked them their name. I really had to watch her. She still talks to strangers and she has grandchildren of her own. She has never known a stranger.

tsatske tsatske

IKR, Mary, My oldest child called people she hadn't met yet 'new friends'. I am not making that up. I didn't train her into it, she just did it. As in, 2 y.o., pointing to a complete stranger at the opposite end of the grocery isle 'New friend! New friend!' It was a little scary, but I didn't want her to grow up to be scared of people, either. As soon as they were old enough, I taught them, 'The stranger that you approach is safer than the stranger that approaches you.' Before that, teach them, if they are lost and don't see a policeman around, 'find a mommy.' Studies show a woman with a child will help and child and will stay with them till they are reunited to their parents, not just drop them off with security. When they were older, I told my children that the vast majority of people are good and kind, but the bad ones have to act extra good or we'd kick them off the planet. :)

MomTo... MomToovey

Wow, that is such an amazingly adorable little girl!!!!!

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