Are you going to a crowded place with your kids this summer? Whether you’re going to a big event, theme park, or other busy location, try this clever trick in case you get separated.
Write your phone number on their wrist and cover it with a liquid band-aid if you get separated.
Additionally, police recommend that you take a photo of your child on your cell phone that morning to have a record of what they were wearing, their hairstyle, and any other identifying information before you venture out with them.
Child development expert Dr. Deborah Gilboa also suggested teaching your child over four to memorize your cell phone number.
“If they can learn a song, they can learn a number,” she told TODAY. “Being able to tell a safety officer how to get in touch with their grown-up will teach kids a valuable life skill and also help them calm down,” said Gilboa.
Other tips include reminding your kids to stay together, talk about what to do if you get separated, and pick an assigned location (a bench, landmark, etc.) when you arrive at the place that your kids know to go to if they get lost.
PHOTO: Springfield Police Department