“There’s no such thing as a safe place for a kid,” said Katie Hudson, an attorney who is the executive director of the Center for Law and Justice.
“Parents are supposed to protect their children.
They’re supposed to put their children first.”
But, she added, parents often find themselves “trapped” in the trap because they are the ones who “need to help” their children — and they don’t.
The reality of the situation, Hudson said, is that “parents are trapped” because they “can’t protect themselves.”
“When parents are trapped, they have no choice but to let their kids get hurt,” Hudson said.
“That’s not the way it should work.”
Hudson said that many parents fail to properly communicate with their children about how to protect themselves, including: •Not allowing children to leave their homes and go to a park or a playground without permission •Not offering them information on what to do if they feel unsafe •Not knowing what to expect in their own home •Not sharing their children’s safety concerns with the police •Not telling their children that there is a parent trap in their neighborhood •Not showing up for work, school, or other family functions •Not protecting their children when they feel uncomfortable •Not providing information about what to tell the police or other people about their situation •Not helping parents protect themselves from their own children •Not being vigilant about the safety of their children •”Parent traps are dangerous because parents are often unaware of how to respond in these situations,” Hudson added.
“When a parent fails to communicate with her or him child, there is often no recourse for the parent.”
She said parents often end up blaming themselves for the situation: •For not telling their child they were in a parent-trapped situation •For missing a parent at the park or in their home when they were asked to •For allowing their children to stay with their mother instead of their father •For letting their child go without telling them about a parent’s trap in the neighborhood •For failing to protect the child when they felt unsafe.
The best thing a parent can do is “focus on what they can do right now to make their child safer,” Hudson explained.
Parents who want to protect children should “stop being the bad parent,” she said.
They need to “be the good parent.”
In fact, Hudson pointed out that parents are typically the ones that are most likely to leave children alone.
“The good parent is the one that goes home,” she added.
Parent trap syndrome has been linked to a wide range of health problems, including asthma, anxiety, and depression, among others.
It can also be a major cause of suicide.
But Hudson said there is one specific parenting trait that may help protect children against parent trap syndrome: Parents should always have the option of telling their kids they are going to the park.
This is because parents who neglect this option may not be able to protect them in the event of a parent traps.
Parents should also make sure to call the police if they experience an accident or other emergency, as well as talk to their children before leaving a place.
In many cases, parents can find themselves in this predicament when their kids leave the home or go to the playground without their permission, because the parent can’t find the “right” way to respond.
For instance, a mother may be unable to get to the bathroom without her child, while her children are still in the house.
In such situations, parents should ask the police to call their child’s home to protect those children.
Parent Trap Syndrome Is Not an Intimate Relationship Parents should never think that their relationship with their child is an intimate one, said Kate King, a parenting expert and author of “Parent Trap: How to Be the Parent You Want Your Child to Be.”
“I think there’s an element of vulnerability involved,” she explained.
“I also think parents need to understand that if they don`t do it, then there will be a parent, and if they do it too soon, then the kids will be going into the same place they were going into when they went home.
It will be more difficult to break the cycle.”
Parent Trap Symptoms Symptoms of parent trap Syndrome include: •A parent is not willing to tell their child about a child’s safety problems •A parents relationship is not a loving one •A family is not healthy •A child is not safe in the home •Parents don’t know how to deal with the situation •A father or mother doesn’t understand how to handle the situation If you or someone you know is in danger, call 911 immediately.
If you’re a parent and you need help: •Call 911 immediately to report an emergency that’s not in your family’s control •Ask your child to stay home while you go to work or school •Talk to your child about safety issues, especially if you feel