ROFL...this is my fear with my own grand daughter!
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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 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?
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 (;-