In this clip, Dr. Oz interviews a 5-year-old who saved the life of her mom and baby brother, then explains that this girl was empowered by her parents’ lesson: If you ever need help, find a STRANGER.
The girl climbed out of the car that had tumbled 40-feet down an embankment and knocked her mom unconscious. (Here’s the mom talking about the accident.) Then the little girl flagged down help.
(Feel free to compare and contrast with the Utah Boy Scout taught never to talk to strangers who ended up stranded in the woods for three days because whenever he heard the search party call his name, he hid, fearing abduction.)
More importantly, read the post below this one, about research on how and why we overestimate danger when it comes to kids on their own. That study just blows my mind. – L