Tales From A Southern Mom had the opportunity of working with Parking Pal; they are the inventors of a fantastic product for the parents of young children. They make a magnet that attaches to your vehicle with a handprint on it.
You attach this to your car and when you are in a parking lot or in your driveway, you place your child’s hand on the magnet and then have them stay there.
You then know that your child is safe and out of the way of other cars, and hands are not in danger of being slammed in doors or hatches.
I had a friend who actually had her daughter get hit by a car that her husband was driving because he could not see her when she was in the driveway. Mom was busy getting other things out of the car when their daughter was hit. This is a serious problem and this product is so helpful in protecting our children from harm.
They sent us a bundle pack to review and it included the parking pal, the penalty pal, which is used for a time out spot, and an emergency phone list that can be written on in permanent marker, and stuck just about anywhere, yet easily removed and repositioned. You can erase the list with rubbing alcohol in case you have any changes. Perfect for anyone coming to your home to care for your children.
The penalty pal can be adhered to any smooth surface and is the same concept as the parking pal, you have the child put their hand in the circle and stay for the duration of their time out. This gives you one consistent place to do time outs and makes it more predictable for your children. We all know how much routine means to kids, these products allow you to easily give that to them.
You can visit their website here, and find these products at very reasonable prices considering the peace of mind they will give you.
Marcia Lee saysMarch 30, 2014 at 6:04 pm
I think the Parking Pal is a good idea. I would start off using it in the house or on your car parked in the driveway so I could teach my child the importance of obeying. We all know or have seen toddlers and young children who will not stay where they are told or walk along side their moms. I would even set up a reward/consequences chart to give my child an incentive to obey and a deterrent to not disobey.