If our kids see us use a tool that we always hide and even lockaway so they might not be able to use it, we should not be surprised if such behavior
has repercussions once they get hold of the tool.
I might even say it's our own fault!
Let me elaborate.
The curiosity of a kid will drive it to this tool, sooner or later it will get to know where we have the keys, or what the code is.
Now we have to improve the locks.
We create an arms race, between our kids trying to get the tool and us trying to improve the locks.
Sure there are tools that they couldn't even lift, up to a certain age. But once they can, we should learn them the proper ways to deal with it.
Start with small tasks.
Learn them the dangers and the benefits.
Not improve the locks.
If we are affraid they brake the tool but no one can get hurt, just let them play under guidance, as soon as possible. They wont have the physical
power to brake it and by the time they have, they masterd the tool to wield it properly.
And still # happens and stuff breaks.
If it is a tool that could be a danger to ourself or any body elses, we have two options either hide and lock it away until we deem them fit. but some
never grow up.
And once they open the lock and find out how the tool Work they will use it, they will have the power but not the skills to wield it properly and they
can be a danger to themselves and anybody else.
or we teach them from early on how things work and they learn little by little. by the time they have the power to lift it they have already all the
skills they need to wield it, without being a danger to them or anybody else.
Yet there are tools that hold so much power in so little space a a baby could lift and use it without a problem. Best not to have them around, or face
the consequences when they get hold of it.
Parents *shakes head, goes back to his new tool