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HOW DO I TEACH MY 7 YEAR OLD TO RESPECT THE ROAD????

(6 Posts)
ssd Wed 10-Aug-05 21:38:03

We've always talked about the importance of road safety and done all of the traffic club books. Also look both ways before crossing etc.

BUT tonight my ds1 who's 7 was out playing with friends when a taxi sped by. Instead of jumping onto the pavement he stood in the road and it passed him by inches. But he didn't even flinch. I seen it happen as I was walking up to call him in. He knew I was there but it made no difference. I'm sure it wasn't bravado in front of the other boys, I think he just genuinely didn't think being on the road when a car speeds by is dangerous.

I'm at my wits end. He's been banned from playing on that road again. How do I explain how dangerous the road is? I told him I'm going to take him into a hospital to see car accident victims. He's told me to stop going on

What can I do?

curtains Thu 11-Aug-05 07:27:53

does he have road safety when you are with him?I think he was showing off for his friends.Don't let him out!

batters Thu 11-Aug-05 08:17:04

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

ssd Thu 11-Aug-05 08:31:46

I've told him he can't play near the raod where this happened. There is a patech if grass near us and I told him he can play there. TBH I don't think I could keep him in, our garden is very small and he wants to be out ALL DAY LONG.

ssd Thu 11-Aug-05 10:51:12

bump

ruty Thu 11-Aug-05 12:52:07

i was hit by a car when i was 13. I was in hospital for 3 months. I would resort to scare tactics if he were my son i'm afraid. Or i just would not let him play out there full stop.

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