A “safe adult” is someone you trust, who shares your values and your child sees fairly frequently. At our house, Milo’s safe adults are me, his dad, his grandma, my sister-in-law and his best friend’s mom.
By letting them know who their safe adults are, kids have someone they can confide in who has their best interest at heart – and your’s too. Often, they will confide in this person before they confide in us so they can test the waters in terms of adult reactions.
And be sure to tell the safe adults they have this honor!
Early Childhood + Tween
Let’s think up a list of 5 people we love and trust and who would help you if you needed it. These are your “safe adults.” You can tell them if you are worried about something, need help or have a problem.
Safe adults don’t ask you to keep secrets.