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#31 of 32 Old 04-18-2012, 03:57 AM
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Does anyone think that maybe the reason kids do stupid things like bouncing little kids on their faces is because they're never allowed to do anything that is deemed "dangerous" and therefore never learn risk assessment?

 

And also, when did climbing trees, riding bikes, rollerskating and skateboarding become dangerous? Seriously?! That's ridiculous! Maybe if kids weren't wrapped in cotton wool constantly they would learn their limits and learn to assess risks. 


HMM - I don't know if it's a reason that kids do stupid things?  That is probably just a development/maturity thing.  

And I agree that the above activities should not be considered dangerous - though could be depending on what you are doing on your bike, board, skiis etc.  

Assessing the risk - after researching the topic - is why as a parent I won't have a trampoline. 

 

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Yes, just go with trampoline. Same as any other sports but with more fun. As someone said, rules must be known and children, especially younger, should be under supervision. Also, no more than 1 child at a time as 75% of all accidents on trampolines happen because there were multiple jumpers.
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