McGruff the Crime Dog was bred to promote personal safety. He taught kids preventive awareness with the intent to “take a bite out of crime.” Though one might question taking advice from an upright canine wearing a standard-issued pervert trench coat and a several day-olds stumble, McGruff remains a beloved animated character.
Parents deserve a watchdog like McGruff. But the last thing parents need is another mouth to feed or mammal to toilet train.
I’m not a canine, but I am upright, have a several decades old stubble, and own a London Fog perv coat. Actually, a couple. Also, I feed myself, and other than enlarged prostate issues, I’m potty trained. So, I am qualified to help you “take a bite out of parenting.”
McGuff’s advice to kids is “No, Go, Yell, Tell.” That is, in dangerous situations, kids should say no, run away, yell as loud as they can, and tell a trusted adult what happened.
Dr. Mark’s advice to parents is also “No, Go, Yell, Tell.” That is, in most situations, parents should say no, tell the kid to go away, yell if they want to, and tell their friends how you’re the meanest parent on the planet.