DEAR ABBY: It disturbs me greatly that we keep reading about parents leaving their children in cars, whether it be absentmindedness, stress or downright intentional. It needs to stop.
I'm hoping car manufacturers can come up with an idea - maybe a sensor that once the doors are closed and locked, should there be motion or a sound in the vehicle, the windows would automatically open, giving a passer-by a chance to see inside and maybe save a precious life.
- Frustrated By "Premature" Angels DEAR FRUSTRATED: You are not the only one who is disturbed by these recent tragedies. Today's mail brought a suggestion from a mother in Westland, Mich., who offered this:
DEAR ABBY: I have a suggestion for parents: Talk to your children when they are in the car with you. I always carried on a conversation, sang or counted to my kids, even newborns, and continued through the years they were rear-facing and forward-facing. It helped them to learn their ABCs, count, and even know where streets were. It was also a running reminder that someone very special was with me. I never listened to the radio, unless it was nursery rhymes on DVD or toddler songs.