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Don’t Let Your Baby Be the Creepy Guy on the Train!

Picture yourself riding the same commuter train to work every day.  There’s the usual assortment of regulars.  You grow accustomed to who sits where, who reads the paper, who grooves to their iPods, etc.  Through your experience with their behavior over time, you feel safe…or perhaps NOT safe in the case of the creepy guy….

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Helping Toddlers Not Be Magnetized to Dogs (Part 3)

Let’s Recap – Why Is It Important NOT to Magnetize Babies and Toddlers to Dogs? Just to make sure we’re all on the same page (see previous posts on Magnetizing here and here)… My concerns with “magnetizing” babies and young children to dogs are:The Curse of a Good Dog — even if your dog is perfectly tolerant…

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Liam J Perk Foundation So YOUR Child Will Have a Tomorrow

 I started this blog last year with an early post about Liam Perk.  See it here.  Liam’s family have put together a beautiful and educational website to honor their boy’s memory while protecting other people’s children — you know, yours and mine. It’s tempting to want to think that something like this couldn’t happen to us. …

Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Get Magnetized to Dogs
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Mamas, Don’t Let Your Babies Get Magnetized to Dogs

What Does it Mean to Be “Magnetized?” I use the term, “magnetized,” to refer to how babies end up where they CANNOT stay away from dogs.  I’m sure you’ve seen it — the kids who make a beeline for dogs in the park or who are always messing with their own dog or wanting to…

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Does Your Baby “Love” Dogs?

               Well, I guess that depends on how you define the word, “love,” doesn’t it? Just to make sure we’re talking about the same thing, here are a couple of competing definitions:Unselfish, loyal and benevolent concern for the good of the otherStrong predilection, enthusiasm or liking for anythingFor example, I love crab, meaning that I love the…