The first most important thing to consider is safety issues. Parents or Caregivers should consider making every precaution to prevent any injury. If the child is headed in a direction such as towards the doorway to a busy street, towards sharp objects parents should try to block the child from running in that direction by standing in front of them if possible or in front of the door. Secondly, parents should consider the fact that chasing the child or grabbing the child is very often a reinforcer or pleasant event for the child. Therefore, any physical contact should be minimized and avoided if possible except when there is a safety risk. Finally, parents should remember that a child is typically running away because there are more reinforcers outside the area or home he is located in. In order to prevent running away parents can identify all possible reinforcers that can be placed in the home for their child and put as many of them as financially possible in the home. For example, the child might like electronic games, stuffed animals, board games, music, edibles, attention from parents, musical instruments or exercise equipment. The more fun he has in the home the less likely he is to seek other locations outside the home to acquire what he wants! Parents might make a wish list of items possible and try to add more each month! Soon the home becomes the best place in the world for the child to want to be living in!!