Did you know that 50% of kids hospitalized for bicycle, in-line skating, and skateboarding injuries are diagnosed with a brain injury? Did you know that this can be prevented by simply wearing a helmet? http://wearahelmet.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=97&Itemid=1
I knew this....but my 17-year-old thinks that he is far too cool to be seen by his buddies wearing a helmet. That changed Friday night when he fell on the pavement landing on his head and busting open his brow bone leaving brow bone, muscle, and nerves exposed. Pics are far too gruesome for posting here this morning Moms. Thank goodness he will be all right, but he did receive 20 some stitches (some inside and some outside). Besides showing them websites and telling them the statistics, does anyone have good ideas on how to convince children of this age (teens) to wear their helmets at all times? All ideas welcome.
Asked by Anonymous at 10:57 AM on Jul. 6, 2009 in Teens (13-17)
Answer by Anonymous at 11:02 AM on Jul. 6, 2009
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Answer by tyfry7496 at 12:42 AM on Jul. 7, 2009
I wish I had a answer and a way to make my son wear a helmit. It will be a long time or maybe never before hes off riding his bike a gain he was hit by a truck 2 weeks ago and has a head injury and still thinks hes too cool for a helmit. he was on life support and since he cant remember anything he can try to believe nothing happened because he thinks hes ok. Im crying im mad im going through so many emotions and all point to never letting him ride again if he doesnt think a helmit is important.
Answer by bizEmomof4 at 7:32 AM on Jan. 31, 2010