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This Is How The Children React When A Stranger Attempts To Bring Them Away

This Is How The Children React When A Stranger Attempts To Bring Them Away

Scary isn’t it? The number of children abducted each year. In fact, a child goes missing or is abducted every 40 seconds in the United States. What would your child do if a stranger approached them, and asked them to go with them? Watch this video to see how children react to a stranger, and see how easy it is to gain a child’s trust. This man gets children to go with him by being friendly and enthusiastic, and having a cute pet. It doesn’t take him very long either. Any parent distracted by a phone call, or a text message, could easily look away. And when they looked back their child would be gone.

Fortunately, this is a social experiment, that this man hopes will save lives.

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So, what can you do to prevent your child being taken? There are a number of tips for preventing child abduction, but it does depend on the age of the child. Older children can learn to look after themselves, and have a better understanding. You can explain that a stranger is anyone who has not been to your home regularly, or whatever other definition you and your family decide on.

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For children who are younger than school age, the best thing you can do is to know exactly where your kids are. At all times. Really young kids just don’t understand what a stranger is. They think they’ll stand out the way they often do on the TV. They don’t realize that the friendly looking person they just spoke to in the playground was a stranger. Even if you point it out to them. It’s up to you to keep a close eye on your children. To know where they are, and to be alert without being alarmed.

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Give them enough room to play and explore, but keep them in sight. It really is as simple as that.

Featured photo credit: jeniffertn via pixabay.com

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Last Updated on January 21, 2020

How to Motivate People Around You and Inspire Them

How to Motivate People Around You and Inspire Them

If I was a super hero I’d want my super power to be the ability to motivate everyone around me. Think of how many problems you could solve just by being able to motivate people towards their goals. You wouldn’t be frustrated by lazy co-workers. You wouldn’t be mad at your partner for wasting the weekend in front of the TV. Also, the more people around you are motivated toward their dreams, the more you can capitalize off their successes.

Being able to motivate people is key to your success at work, at home, and in the future because no one can achieve anything alone. We all need the help of others.

So, how to motivate people? Here are 7 ways to motivate others even you can do.

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1. Listen

Most people start out trying to motivate someone by giving them a lengthy speech, but this rarely works because motivation has to start inside others. The best way to motivate others is to start by listening to what they want to do. Find out what the person’s goals and dreams are. If it’s something you want to encourage, then continue through these steps.

2. Ask Open-Ended Questions

Open-ended questions are the best way to figure out what someone’s dreams are. If you can’t think of anything to ask, start with, “What have you always wanted to do?”

“Why do you want to do that?”

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“What makes you so excited about it?”

“How long has that been your dream?”

You need this information the help you with the following steps.

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3. Encourage

This is the most important step, because starting a dream is scary. People are so scared they will fail or look stupid, many never try to reach their goals, so this is where you come in. You must encourage them. Say things like, “I think you will be great at that.” Better yet, say, “I think your skills in X will help you succeed.” For example if you have a friend who wants to own a pet store, say, “You are so great with animals, I think you will be excellent at running a pet store.”

4. Ask About What the First Step Will Be

After you’ve encouraged them, find how they will start. If they don’t know, you can make suggestions, but it’s better to let the person figure out the first step themselves so they can be committed to the process.

5. Dream

This is the most fun step, because you can dream about success. Say things like, “Wouldn’t it be cool if your business took off, and you didn’t have to work at that job you hate?” By allowing others to dream, you solidify the motivation in place and connect their dreams to a future reality.

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6. Ask How You Can Help

Most of the time, others won’t need anything from you, but it’s always good to offer. Just letting the person know you’re there will help motivate them to start. And, who knows, maybe your skills can help.

7. Follow Up

Periodically, over the course of the next year, ask them how their goal is going. This way you can find out what progress has been made. You may need to do the seven steps again, or they may need motivation in another area of their life.

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By following these seven steps, you’ll be able to encourage the people around you to achieve their dreams and goals. In return, you’ll be more passionate about getting to your goals, you’ll be surrounded by successful people, and others will want to help you reach your dreams …

Oh, and you’ll become a motivational super hero. Time to get a cape!

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