For Better or For Worse by Lynn Johnston

For Better or For Worse

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  1. Asharah

    Asharah said, about 3 years ago

    And before anybody complains about Elizabeth talking to a stranger, the latest wisdom I’ve heard is that you teach children if they get lost to ask a woman for help. Women are less likely to be predators, and more likely to stop and help a child in need.

  2. freewaydog

    freewaydog said, about 3 years ago

    You never know sometimes there ARE crazy ladies that could be just as bad a predator as anyone,….

  3. summerdog

    summerdog said, about 3 years ago

    I was told to find a policeman. That was when there were policemen on about every corner of town.

  4. sunandsail

    sunandsail said, about 3 years ago

    A policeman told me this. Have the kids look for another Mom with kids. They usually get the child to the correct place and stays with the lost child until the right person comes to get them.

  5. frightenup

    frightenup said, about 3 years ago


    Yes, I tell my kids to stay in the same area where they are, find a woman with kids or someone who works in that store.

    The advice that keeps changing (IMO) is what should a child do if they are home alone and someone is at the door? I was told never to answer it and now they say to answer it without opening the door (in case they break in because they think no one is home). Scary.

  6. drickard

    drickard GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago

    Moms are like that… take your eye off them for just a sec & they’ll wander right off…

  7. USN1977

    USN1977 said, about 3 years ago


    Kids have been taught that if they are lost, the first person they should seek out is a man in uniform, such as mall cop, a local sheriff or a member of the US military. That is part of their job to aid lost kids.

  8. raychitown

    raychitown said, about 3 years ago

    How do you answer the door without opening it? Sound doesn’t travel well through a door.

  9. hcr1985

    hcr1985 said, about 3 years ago


    That is good advice, but another scary thought is that some pedophiles and kidnappers are dressing up as police officers and other authority figures to gain kids trust.

  10. Vice Admiral Allan

    Vice Admiral Allan GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 years ago


    Really? Have you read the news lately? In the last year, I’ve heard of 5 different female teachers who’ve had sex with male and female students.
    Stranger Danger is a good thing to teach your kids. However, you need to teach them the RIGHT and APPROPRIATE time to talk to a stranger.
    When they can’t find mom, dad, or older sibling, and they are lost in a super crowded airport. They can talk to a stranger, and ask to be taken to a police, security, or check point.

  11. Mstreselena

    Mstreselena said, about 3 years ago

    @Vice Admiral Allan

    Stranger Danger ended up teaching kids to be afraid of strangers while the majority are preyed upon by someone they know, teacher, relative, clergy, etc. This confused the kids.

  12. angusdad

    angusdad said, about 3 years ago

    I remember when I was a young kid that I got lost once in a department store. Of course every woman looked like my mother. I was scared to death. After my mom found me, she told me that if we ever got separated again to stand outside where the restrooms are and that worked.

  13. USN1977

    USN1977 said, about 3 years ago


    Indeed. Anything is possible. However the rate of that actually happening is negligent. The chance of a child going to a stranger for help who actually turns out to be a kidnapper is also low. Despite the evils of the world, most adults are genuine about aiding lost children.

  14. androscoggin

    androscoggin said, about 3 years ago


    My parents had an interesting take on locking the house doors. They locked them only when someone was home. They said when no was home, there was nothing there worth the damage a break-in was likely to cause. The only thing we had that was really valuable was us!

  15. firebrand1

    firebrand1 said, about 3 years ago

    Women who’s own children have died, have been known to steal lost children from babies to older then Elizabeth, let
    her beware. rather find a nice stewardess and smuggle onto a flight.

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