This is probably good advice, on the whole, but as your kids get older, they need to be taught how and when it is appropriate to talk to strangers and how to do it.
Life necessitates talking to strangers; we would not be able to function normally without it.
and do you still remember enough to hold a conversation in that language?
Are you related or distantly related to anyone famous? Which foreign language did you have to learn at school?
Most of us were taught as kids, not to talk to strangers.
Kids these days are taught to yell and scream “stranger danger” when they do not feel comfortable in an encounter or a stranger does something inappropriate.
Dance clubs and dive bars may have worked in the '90s, but now, even if you’re out, your phone is a much easier way to find someone to "watch Netflix and chill" with (especially someone you won’t regret tomorrow).
“People don’t escalate outside their arousal templates,” says Weiss.
It’s about spending more and more time to get your fix and disregarding the negative consequences.
Could you ever go out with someone just cause they’re rich?
Have you ever argued over who should pay for something?