BEING THE SAFE ADULT

June 2, 2021

Safe adult status matters more than just when it’s “crunch-time.” We know life can be stressful, and it is easy for kids and parents to get overwhelmed. This is why it’s important to have an open line of communication with your kids at all times, so no matter what is going on in your life, they know they can communicate their feelings with you. By being a safe adult in good times, you’ll automatically be a safe adult for them to turn to when things aren’t going right.

Do you know how to recognize the behaviors of safe adults? Download these two worksheets created by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children – one is for adults and one is for kids. ( For Adults: https://www.missingkids.org/content/dam/netsmartz/downloadable/tipsheets/being-a-trusted-adult.pdf) (For Kids: https://www.missingkids.org/content/dam/netsmartz/downloadable/tipsheets/who-is-a-trusted-adult.pdf)

To find more tips and resources, check out www.fivedaysofaction.org.