CSA-AM 2012: Vigilance and Strategy – Slight Modification to Existing Groundrules by Lavanya
I look back and realise I had it easy in England. Practically everyone was a stranger – the circle of familiars was select and finite so the children knew who their friends were and who weren’t, so telling them to be wary of new people was as simple as stating “don’t accept sweets from strangers”. Not so anymore. For one, no one respects personal space. So anyone can just walk up to your children, pinch their cheeks, offer them sweets and call them ‘baby’ or ‘cutie’. The first time this happened, it shook my son greatly and he still isn’t comfortable around new people, especially those that call him ‘baby’.
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