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Old 02-10-2012, 02:48 PM
 
Location: North America
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Yeah, whatever. OK.
When my sister was about 2 my mom took her out with my grandmom to a restaurant to eat. There was an older couple there paying attention to her and doting on how pretty she was. When they left my grand mom was inside paying the bill, and my mom went outside to put my sister in the car. That same couples was parked next door, and in the seconds it took my mom to walk around the car, they jumped out and tried to open the door and snatch my sister. So unless you are actually there, you don't know do you ?
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Old 02-10-2012, 02:55 PM
 
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The kid here is 7. That's not an age to let them wander off.
And 21- only if they're mentally handicapped.
What is the magic age?
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Old 02-10-2012, 02:56 PM
 
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I would have taught my children to scream "Get the F**K away from me! I don't know you! and then to preceed to curse him out! Yeah I know it is not PC, but I bet everyone in the store would turn around and look. I would even bet that the man trying to take her would think twice as well!
LOL! This is actually a great idea. It would sure draw attention, and probably startle the hell out the kidnapper. This would be one circumstance that I would not mind my kid using that language!
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Old 02-10-2012, 02:58 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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What is the magic age?
C'mon... there is no such thing as a 'magic age'....
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:00 PM
 
Location: here
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Yeah, whatever. OK.
what do you mean "yeah whatever"? the mom indicated that she knew her daughter was in the aisle. What is there to debate? There is a difference between knowing where your child is and having your eyes fixed on them every single second, which isn't possible, even for the parents here who seem to think they are perfect and this could never happen to them.
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:03 PM
 
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Okay, I'll ask YOU then.

Where do you get this?



Lol, I don't know if many kids would have the courage to do it quite like that in the moment. But yeah, it'd certainly do the trick if they did.
I got it from the news story (not sure if it is the specific one posted in this thread). The mom said she knew where her daughter was. Why is that so hard to believe?
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Old 02-10-2012, 04:19 PM
 
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From what I heard, the mom she was clear across the store in produce getting strawberries, while the daughter was in the toy section. She may have known where she was, but that's too far out of sight as far as I'm concerned.
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Old 02-10-2012, 04:48 PM
 
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From what I heard, the mom she was clear across the store in produce getting strawberries, while the daughter was in the toy section. She may have known where she was, but that's too far out of sight as far as I'm concerned.
yes, depending on the layout of the store, that does sound pretty far away.
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Old 02-10-2012, 05:27 PM
 
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C'mon... there is no such thing as a 'magic age'....
I was replying to a poster who said that 7 is categorically too young. What number is not too young?
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Old 02-10-2012, 05:29 PM
 
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I asked my 8yo dd today what she would do. She said scream FIRE. (This is advice that I was given by a police officer who says that people are unlikely to get involved in what they think is a domestic dispute.) Then she said; bite, kick, punch, scream. She then added something I had never told her. The best place to punch is on the bridge of the nose. Go, baby!
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