In the last month, we have had cause to stand in awe of the heroism of youngsters. The young girl in Tracy saving her father by getting help from firefighters and now a young person in Keyes in a threatening situation, broke free and went to a safe adult and told.
As children, many of us were taught that it our clothes catch on fire, we should stop, drop and roll; simple, practical, lifesaving. In this same vein, every child needs simple and practical lessons in personal safety that will help them stay safe for a lifetime. Please use the stories of these local safety superheroes when talking to your children about your family's strategies for keeping them safe.
MELINDA REYNOLDS TRIPP