I came across this link a few days ago, and it really sunk home. I am terrified of someone pinching one of my kids. I might be biased, but they are all particularly good looking (nah, not biased at all lol), but aside from being cute, none of them are shy. They will talk to anyone, take anything from anyone, and would probably walk off with someone if they asked. My eldest has been known to accept food from total strangers, which sends me particularly insane, and I know my girls would also take food from strangers given the chance.
However, I always felt that "don't talk to strangers" was a bit extreme. There are situations EVERY DAY that require we speak to someone we don't know. As well as that, there are plenty of strangers that I would WANT my kids to feel safe approaching should they need to - such as police, teachers etc. So this approach really sits well with me, and I thought I would share it here
Tricky People Are the New Strangers