As a parent, your child’s safety from sexual predators depends on you. Your know that, especially when they are young, you are always there to protect them.

As your child grows, they need to learn various safety techniques so they can begin to keep themselves safe. Even the youngest of children need to begin to learn these skills, kids as young as four years old.

You can put your child into safety classes or have them watch a video about safety techniques. The most important thing, however, the crucial piece, in making it work, are you, the parents, taking the responsibility for insuring it is all put into place.

You must own the responsibility for keeping your child safe. Its not enough anymore to yell as they walk out the door, “Don’t talk to strangers!” You must make sure they learn how to keep themselves safe from all kinds of potentially dangerous situations when you are not around.

Whne you’re out with your youngest children you hold their hands, talk to them and make sure your family group stays together as you scour the mall, trot through the zoo or head to your table at the restaurant.

What happens when your child is playing in the yard when you’re inside, at school when you’re at home, walking the dog down the street or walking home from the store, is what really matters. Your child must have the ability to keep themselves safe in today’s world prowled by sexual predators, when you are not around. And, Mom and Dad, it is your responsibility to make sure they have this “keep themselves safe” ability.

It means you must stand up and grab hold of an incredible power waiting for you to command and control. It is called the “Power To Keep Your Child Safe.” Sometimes we call it mentoring.

Mentoring your child goes beyond parenting. It gets into making a positive difference by influencing your child to be the best they can be as a person. Mentoring means you maximize your commitment. It means doing what needs to be done. It means when you’re tired, sick or fed up you still take the time and patience to insure your child is safe for their entire lifetime. Being responsible means teaching your child to be safe in a constant and consistent series of small steps everyday.

Is it easy to do? That depends on you. What is your commitment to your child? What is your commitment to your child’s safety? If you answered resoundingly, “100%!” then it will be easy for you.

Your child’s safety for an entire lifetime can be simple and easy with a few tips to added to the mentoring skills you already possess.

If you have not gone beyond basic parenting then we’ll help you make the jump into true mentoring. It is one thing to understand responsibility. It is another to own it. Owning it is harnessing its power. Simply put, you own your child’s safety. You make it work. Show and guide your child every step of the way in what to do and how to do it. Own the responsibility in making sure they understand it and learn it. Help them learn for a lifetime how to keep themselves safe from sexual predators when you are not around.

Author's Bio: 

Joyce Jackson is a child safety expert, #1 International bestselling author, consultant, trainer, and speaker. For more information see her extensive website at Keeping Kids Safe.