Experts sometimes warn about stranger danger because it can scare kids, many kids don't understand what a stranger actually is, and that it can cause some kids to avoid rescuers when they are lost because they think they are strangers.
Think Safety First - In addition to the confusion of having a lot of people around, the breakdown in your usual safety plans can put your kids at great risk when you have visitors, like at a pool party or birthday party. Review how to keep your kids safe in these types of special situations.
How Safe is Safe? - Can your child be too safe? Remember that the more chances you take, such as by not using a car seat, having a gun that is loaded and unlocked in the house, or not having a smoke detector, the more likely your child is to be injured or killed by an accident.