As sociologist Frank Furedi says, children are socialized through interacting in their community, and denying them exposure to their neighborhood hurts this vital social learning. Kids need experience learning how to meet a variety of people and gauging whether to trust them, whether it’s a new sitter, the dentist, or a store clerk. Taking small social risks and assessing trustworthiness is necessary work for our kids. Talking to strangers is part of that.
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