Even the most well intentioned of decent, child rearing parents may look at this and say, “wow this is great!” I just can’t shake the idea that this is just another product of the Bad Parenting Brigade. Back in the day of my grandparents they had a special technique called “raising your children.” This seems to be a lost art these days. My brothers and I were very fortunate to have been brought into this world by people who give a shit about their kids. Having spoken to us regularly and done the best to guide and educate us through out our lives, maybe sometimes to a fault, we have all made somehow it to adulthood.

To those parents out there that are more apt to stick another video game in their kids hands than bother going to their soccer game, pay attention to what classes they are taking in school, or have no idea who any of their kids’ friends are, hey, maybe this is a great product for you. I recommend, however, that you just keep treating your kid like a sack of meat and get little Johnny chipped like some kind of animal.

Things do happen, though, to even the most attentive of parents. I will acknowledge this and step down off my soap box for a minute. These may not be the worst idea to stick on your kid if you are heading to a theme park or other place where in the course of having fun in a crowded place you may loose sight for a second. Kids are impulsive and little Suzie may have dashed off. Worse, an accident or other horror could have put the kid in a situation where he/she needs help. I get that.

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children “serves as the nation’s resource on the issues of missing and sexually exploited children. The organization provides information and resources to law enforcement, parents, children including child victims as well as other professionals.” If you have information about a missing or abused child, please, contact these folks and your local authorities.

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