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    Quote Originally Posted by amyd View Post
    I would tell my child that 'this lovely man asked mummy if you would like this balloon?' and ask him if he wanted it and to tell the man and remember his manners.
    I try and be wary of stranger danger so try and word that I have been asked first in a hope that I can teach my kids that they should always clear it with me.
    At what age did you start doing this? I really like this idea. My DS is 2.5 and does not speak/answer around strangers so I defaulted to doing it.

    Should try this out sometime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mod-Nomsie View Post
    Similar to me. I always refer the question onto my children as I feel they should decide if they want a random gift or not. Sometimes they say no and sometimes they say yes. I always act as the middle person though and never make them speak to strangers unless they feel comfortable.

    VP I think you said no.
    I do similar to this, and my DS who is 4 often doesn't like speaking to strangers, so I step in because of this as well.

    VP - I reckon you accepted it

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    I'd ask my daughter. There's no way she'd speak to a complete stranger straight off the bat, but she'd definitely want it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HollyGolightly81 View Post
    I don't really see a reason to not accept it politely and say thank you....
    This as well

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    I can't understand why this is even a question... I seriously can't, I'm not trying to be facetious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FearlessLeader View Post
    I can't understand why this is even a question... I seriously can't, I'm not trying to be facetious.
    i'm guessing VP must be bored.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FearlessLeader View Post
    I can't understand why this is even a question... I seriously can't, I'm not trying to be facetious.
    Put ya thinking cap on - there are a million and one reasons behind the great BH trend of posting fluff threads that have stuff all impact for the majority of BH users! - carrot anyone?

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    He asked me fine. If asked kids they would have ask me before accepting as stranger danger thing.
    I would have no issues accepting have given away heaps of stuff to random strangers before.

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    My DS is 4 months so I would thank him but politely decline because balloons aren't suitable for his age.

    If an older child I think I would ask the kid and then answer dependant on what the kid wanted. Pretty sure they'd say yes so I would thank the man for his thoughtful gift and encourage the child to thank him too.

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    I would say thank you and take the balloon.

    Didn't occur to me there were many other options TBH

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