When my youngest son was about 3 months old a teenage friend of my daughter's asked to hold him. I showed him how and passed him the child. After five minutes (about the average length of teenage attn. span) I came into the room just in time to see him place the child on the floor...thinking that the child could stand on his own. Near tragedy! Not remembering this warning from the planet...years later I allowed a man, not a stranger and well respected in the music field, borrow my Gibson. Same story...played it....set it on the floor as if it could stand on it's own. Busted a tuning key off of it and never even noticed. children/guitars....need to be protected!