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Poll Results: Do you let your kids go up the slide?

 
  • 16% (75)
    No, I don't.
  • 67% (310)
    Yes, I let them.
  • 16% (76)
    Other.
461 Total Votes  
post #81 of 203
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Originally Posted by Hatteras Gal View Post
Yes, as long as no one is trying to come down.
yep, that
post #82 of 203
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Originally Posted by GuildJenn View Post
Thanks for answering... I guess I see an accident like that differently, because it seems to me to the kind of accident that would come from climbing just about anything with a slope on it. But it makes sense!

Yeah, I could see that happening on any piece of playground equipment. When i was 4, I was at preschool, climbing the ladder to go on to a slide (so I was using the slide "correctly"), when I somehow slipped from the ladder, fell backwards, and broke my collar bone. It really sucked. However, I still let my kids climb slide ladders.
post #83 of 203
i voted other because it depends on the situation. if its crowded then no. if others are already involved in going down then no. but if we're the only ones around sure.
post #84 of 203
Anyone I know who has gotten hurt at a playground has done so when using the equipment "correctly..."

Hmm, maybe it is SAFER to go up the slide!
post #85 of 203
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Originally Posted by Aimee21972 View Post
I am sure it can, and other accidents happen. I guess I am just part of the "floow the rules" gang and do not like taking what is IMO an extra risk by using ANYthing in a manner differntly that it was meant for.
Personally, I think a lot of learning comes from using things in ways other than its intended purpose. But, I guess I am not a "follow rules for rules sake" person. It gets so tiresome to watch those parents that follow their kids around the playground telling them how to play. :
post #86 of 203
At the park? No.
On our swingset at home? Yes.
post #87 of 203
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Originally Posted by mamajessica View Post
Yes, unless other kids are trying to go down.
My thoughts exactly
post #88 of 203
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Originally Posted by sunnysideup View Post
It gets so tiresome to watch those parents that follow their kids around the playground telling them how to play. :

Oy. Yes. I've seen this and it is so obnoxious! Back off, and let your kid breathe for 2 seconds!! :
post #89 of 203
I was just thinking about this recently! We have a really great playground right in our neighborhood. It is right next to a baseball field, so I imagine during games and practices, its quite hopping, but I've never seen anyone there. I always let the kids go up,down, whatever on the slides. It never occurred to me that they shouldn't, since we are always there alone. Until we were at a playground recently that had a ton of kids everywhere, and my kids kept climbing up the slide. : I think we need to have a conversation about when its a good idea and when its not.
post #90 of 203
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Originally Posted by starry_mama View Post
It never occurred to me that they shouldn't, since we are always there alone. Until we were at a playground recently that had a ton of kids everywhere, and my kids kept climbing up the slide. : I think we need to have a conversation about when its a good idea and when its not.

Kids are smart, they'll figure it out.
post #91 of 203
if no one else is trying to go down the slide, then yes i do. if someone wants down, then no.
post #92 of 203
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Originally Posted by sunnysideup View Post
Personally, I think a lot of learning comes from using things in ways other than its intended purpose. But, I guess I am not a "follow rules for rules sake" person. It gets so tiresome to watch those parents that follow their kids around the playground telling them how to play. :
ITA!!
post #93 of 203
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Originally Posted by mamajessica View Post
Yes, unless other kids are trying to go down.
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post #94 of 203
Not at the playground.
Reasons-
Safety
Respect for the equipment
Consideration of others
There are more appropriate places to climb.
post #95 of 203
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Originally Posted by onlyzombiecat View Post
Not at the playground.
Reasons-
Safety
Respect for the equipment
Consideration of others
There are more appropriate places to climb.

See, I really don't get those reasons.

Safety - as pointed out, going up is only a safety problem if others are going down
Respect for the equipment - I don't think going up endangers or disrespects the equipment any more than going down does.
Consideration of others - There are ways to be considerate of others without forbidding slide climbing. Such as: don't climb up when someone else is coming down. To me, that's about the same rule as "Don't try to swing on a swing that someone else is already on" or "Don't swing across the monkey bars if someone is already coming from the opposite direction" or " If two kids are crossing the bridge from opposite directions, move to one side so you can pass one another."
More appropriate places to climb - I don't think any playground equipment is more or less appropriate than any others.

I certainly don't begrudge other parents choosing different rules than I do - but i doesn't mean I understand them all the time
post #96 of 203
Thread Starter 
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Respect for the equipment
Huh?
post #97 of 203
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Originally Posted by onlyzombiecat View Post
Not at the playground.
Reasons-
Safety
Respect for the equipment
Consideration of others
There are more appropriate places to climb.
I'm not trying to be snarky, I'm honestly wondering if no one else is at the playground (which to me eliminates Safety and Consideration of Others) how climbing up the slide is not respecting the equipment??
post #98 of 203
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Originally Posted by mamajessica View Post
Yes, unless other kids are trying to go down.
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post #99 of 203
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Originally Posted by joesmom View Post
Kids are smart, they'll figure it out.
I agree, but my kids are 3 and 1. And totally oblivious to arbitrary rules like "no climbing up slides"
post #100 of 203
I do as long as they're going one at a time. Once one of mine fell off at the very top of the slide because he was trying to maneuver around someone else. He only got hurt a little, but it could have been bad.
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