Kadyn is the most out-going and talkative child I know. He talks to everyone and anyone. Literally. Everyone we walk or drive past is greeted with a "Hi! What's your name?" or "Hi! How are you doing?" And he happily accepts toys and food from strangers without a second thought. (Why strangers think it's ok to give food to kids who do not belong to them is beyond me.)
I love how outgoing Kadyn is. I love that he isn't the least bit shy and that he loves to meet people and make friends. However, he has absolutely no concept of 'stranger danger' and I fear his outgoing, talk to anyone nature is going to get him in trouble. Big trouble. Especially considering a little over a month ago, on our way home from the park, Kadyn struck up a conversation with a guy who I later found out was wanted on a Canada-wide warrant. That didn't freak me right out at all. And I didn't call my husband in a mad panic when I saw this guy's face on the 6 o'clock news. Nope.
I've found parenting is mostly about finding a balance, but I am finding it very difficult to find a balance here. How do I teach Kadyn to not talk to strangers without stifling him? How do I teach him who he can and can't talk to when I am having trouble figuring it out myself?
Do you think it would be wrong to put him in a bubble until he's 18? Or maybe just put an electric fence around him. Is that too much?