Explanation is the key to keeping kids safe: researchers

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Explanation is the key to keeping kids safe: researchers

Explanation is the key to keeping kids safe: researchersNew research says explaining risks to children as opposed to giving orders is the best way to ensure safety. "When kids have done something that isn't safe, or hurt themselves, it's easy for parents to say, 'Don't do that again,' or 'Be more careful,'" said study researcher Jodie Plumert, a psychologist at the University of Iowa. Plumert and co-researcher Elizabeth O'Neal, a graduate student at the university, studied 63 mothers and their 8 or 10-year-old children for a "safety conversations" experiment. The majority of the moms first asked the children their opinions, and guided thinking by pointing out which dangers the children had missed, such as a long sleeve dangling over a hot stove.

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