14. Know How to Cross Streets Safely
Navigating traffic and crowds is one of the scariest parts of living in a big city. Aside from the fact that drivers can be careless and aggressive, there are also cars and people everywhere with very little room and little time to cross safely. Teach your kids to only cross the street when holding the hand of an adult, and explain to them what to look for before crossing. And once they are old enough to not hold your hand anymore, encourage them to be cautious and alert before walking anywhere near a busy road.
15. Learn How to Navigate Public Transportation Safely
Public transportation is one of the best perks of living in a big city. You don’t have to sit in traffic, you don’t have to worry about parking and when your kids are a little older you don’t have to worry about drunk driving. But you do have to make sure they know how the public transportation works and how to use it safely. Explain to them how to read the maps and schedules, how much they should pay and how to ride safely.