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Childproofing Your Home Office

Cookie crumbs, crayons and childish laughter in the background begone! (Or at least, get thee to another part of the house.)

This story appears in the December 2000 issue of

Oreo cookie crumbs in the keyboard. . . an X-rated site suddenly appearing in your bookmarks list. . . a scream erupting from your home office as you're preparing dinner in the kitchen. Signs of a gremlin? Not if you have a child living in your house.

Parents who neglect to childproof their home offices may regret their oversights. Think it's not important? You'll rethink that theory if one of these situations occurs in your house:

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