Boarding school or duct tape?

Caught my toddler tapping the woofer on my Verity Fidelio Encores. That seems like a good reason to start applying for boarding schools, or should I just save the money and duct tape her arms behind her back?
ROFL...this is my fear with my own grand daughter!

Yes, I do remember the pitfalls of small children and hi-fi. Many years ago, son is now 38, came home from work, put a favorite album on, positioned the tonearm, gently released the cueing lever, and the tonearm slid across the album. What the ****? The stylus was gone. The only thing left was a short piece of it in the housing.
I was really lucky. The first three words my two kids
learned were: NO...Daddy...Stereo.

I never had any problems, but had many customers of mine,
(when I still had my audio stores) with horror stories. I
could probably write a book...
Mofimadness: "I was really lucky. The first three words my two kids
learned were: NO...Daddy...Stereo."

When my Son was young he learned those three words well. Like you I've never had an issue and he's 24 years old.
Pushed in tweeters, two broken cantilevers. Twin boys. Need I say more? But they're growing up to be great boys that truly appreciate all kinds of music, and now understand the delicacy of dad's gear. Just part of raising inquisitive boys in a house full of "interesting" things!
I always preferred duct tape myself. LOL!

Actually, my experiences with my three grown sons reflects those shared by Mofimadness and Vegasears. I have to pass most of the credit for that along to my wife though. She stayed home with them and did a good job raising/training them.

Sure, there were fried tweeters and broken cantilevers along the way.....but I couldn't really blame that on the boys now. ;^)
My method is when my little nieces and nephews come over is hide everything in the bedroom and lock the door and put fake cabinet doors on my cabinet. The room looks vacant but I get to vacuum where the speakers were. So far it is been OK but......

On a related note one dealer friend of mine tells a story of how a man and small boy entered the store and as he was greeting them the little boy made a BeeLine for the turntable and just pluched the cantilever off a cartridge before he could stop him. The amazing part is how that child spotted it as soon as he entered the room and walked at least 12 feet to grab it. If their eyes are that good, imagine how their ears must be. Kinda makes you jealous don't it?
Boarding school or duct tape?

Neither. A good ass whippin' works wonders.
Just a word of caution ... bear in mind it will be your children who will ultimately select "YOUR" nursing home

My granddaughter wanted a Cinderella style theme birthday party ... so I invited all her girl friends over and made them clean my house (;-
try to put grills back on first.
How does it sound with duct tape? Maybe your daughter is a high end speaker designer in disguise.
Somehow my system has survived five grandchildren, thank to my wife and our kids staying on top of it. And the kids survived the 6C33
My granddaughter wanted a Cinderella style theme birthday party ... so I invited all her girl friends over and made them clean my house (;-

Good one Dave !!!!!!
Please send these children girls to my place for Part II of Cinderella party.
I'll give the most enthusiastic one a possibility to DJ on my double 1200 mk3!
I am semi retired custodian at small local middle school here in CT

A number of 12-year-old girls were beginning to use lipstick and would put it on in the bathroom. That was fine, but after they put on their lipstick, they would press their lips to the mirror leaving dozens of little lip prints.... every night I would have to remove them, and the next day the girls would put them back.

Finally I decided something had to be done so I rounded up a half a dozen of the little Princesses and took them to the bathroom to show them how I cleaned the mirrors

I explained that all these lip prints were causing a major problem for me ... who had to clean the mirrors every night ( you can just imagine the yawns from the little princesses).

To demonstrate how difficult it had been to clean the mirrors, I thought I would give them a demonstration of how much effort was required.

I took out a long-handled squeegee, dipped it in the toilet, and cleaned the mirror with it.

Since then, there have been no lip prints on the mirror.

There are teachers ... and then there are educators (;-
Well done Dave, well done !!!!!
Elvis_cash ... If you want to teacher your children about taxes ... eat 30% of their Ice Cream !!!