These dangers cut both ways, and this month my family was shaken by the effects of some non-Christian religious materials I had in my home. I didn't think I would be putting my family at risk just by having a couple books on Eastern religions in my basement - famous last words. Tragically, our little granddaughter, who just turned one year old but is extremely precocious, got a hold of the books and studied them. The photos below show what happened the next day at the park. If the winds had been a little stronger, who knows how far she would have drifted. She was about 8 feet above the ground when I snapped these shots, shortly before my tall son was able to catch her. Now her parents keep her strapped down much of the time, especially when driving. It might be years before they dare to leave her completely unattended.
Whatever you do, please don't let your kids meditate over Eastern religious materials - especially the uplifting stuff.
My granddaughter doing Transcendental Meditation in the woods.
Note: In fairness to my son, I should admit that I edited my son's hands out of the image. She was having fun being tossed, but it wasn't dangerously high.