I mentioned the Dremel Pumpkin Carving Tool which my entire family enjoys. So far, no emergency room visits.
As an additional resource, read about Peanut Proofing Your Kids.
These personality and mental illness dynamics always come to my mind when I hear of these events.
Read the article I wrote about these issues because with the estimated 15 million Americans with Schizotypal Personality Disorder, you may have one "in your world".
The dominant male climbs to the tree tops from time-to-time and looks out for danger. When he sees a threat, he starts "roaring" and when the entire clan joins in, they sound more like a really angry pride of lions. The howler monkey's roar can be heard from 3 miles away. Yeah, that's how they do it.
Later this week, I'll be posting a piece about how, as a clinician, I taught kids who were bullied, "how to roar" in order to reduce being bullied.
It's the concept of "appropriate aggression".
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