05-17-2018, 04:39 PM
WF Lifetime Member
WF Supporting Member
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: SouthEast of Denver
When I was a kid, we rode our bicycles without a helmet, there were no seatbelts (let alone airbags), we played outside until after dark and walked to school.
You could buy a handgun through the mail and we began each school day with the Lords Prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance.
No doubt, airbags and seatbelts save lives. The question I have is how far do you want to go to protect your kids from whatever peril that may exist, balanced with how much freedom do you want to allow for your child?
When my kids were growing up, I had age appropriate conversations with them and gave them plenty of freedom to experiment (under my watchful eye).
If I were to take my newborn great-grandson in my Jeep, I'd have him in the best and safest car seat that I could buy. He'd probably be safer at home where his grandparents (my daughter & son in law) and parents could keep an eye on him.How safe can you keep each child. If he was at home and the gas heater exploded would he be better off there than riding in my jeep?
You can't protect from every imaginable event, so I suggest to use logic, reason and GOOD SENSE and allow little Johnnie or little Mary to grow with enough freedom so that once they become adults, they can have a successful and productive life.
Good Luck, L.M.
"Wrangler....It's not just a vehicle, It's a lifestyle".
1987 YJ-4.2L-Standard Shift- Re-manufactured Carter Carb-2" body Lift-31X10.5X15 BFG KOs-190K Miles No back seat.
HEI distributor with computer and all related relays and wiring removed.
12K Badlands winch with dual batteries.
Warn front bumper. Matching imitation Warn bumper on the rear.