[Sca-cooks] "Child Safing"
nostrand at acm.org
Fri Aug 15 05:29:20 PDT 2008
Greetings from Solveig!
> People tend to forget that the idea of 'child safe-ing' your home is a
> relatively new concept. Prior to the idea that children must have
> an almost
> laboratory type environment in which to keep them safe, 'child safe-
> ing' was
> called 'discipline' and 'parenting'. So, I guess I'm "mean Celia"
> as well,
> because I would agree that aversion training is much better than a
Moderate "child safing" is actually a fairly old idea. In the 1950's
play pens, electric outlet covers, and sequestering things like
pretty common. Basically, the problem is that toddlers can be FAST. What
this means is that you need to either restrict the range of motion of
(such as tying them to your back while you are working) or otherwise
out of reach of quick acting dangers which do not present their own
mechanisms to children prior to becoming dangerous.
Your Humble Servant
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