I am very concerned that with the rash of recent child abductions and attempted child abductions, that many parents are going to fill their children with fear instead of teaching them awareness and skills to avoid becoming a victim.
As a parent, I understand the worry and fear we have about the dangers that are lurking out there that might harm our children. As a professional Martial Arts Instructor, I don't understand why more parents aren't enrolling their children in programs that are designed to teach protection skills to their children.
Certainly, I teach those skills in my TaeKwonDo school in Glen Rock, but if not with me, you should enroll your child in any of the better martial arts schools in the area, so that they can learn to recognize, avoid or get away from dangerous situations.
Parental worry and fear is easily recognized by the child and unconsiously adopted by them as well. Would you like your child to grow up living their life in fear? I wouldn't.
We all know that education is the best answer to most problems and a solid education in the martial arts will offer benefits well beyond your current understanding.
I am a Certified member of the "Community Emergency Response Team" and a Volunteer with my town's Ambulance Corps. I would hate to have to respond to an emergency involving a child, that could have been avoided.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss this issue further, please call me at: 201 670-7263. I am always available to you.