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Bumps and bruises are ‘good for children
Posted: 13 June 2007 04:54 AM   [ Ignore ]
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Children should be allowed to play dangerous games and risk minor injuries as part of a wider lesson in life, the organisation responsible for avoiding accidents has said.

By scraping knees, grazing elbows and getting bruises, children learn

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Posted: 13 June 2007 08:13 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Last night, while Erik and I were walking FuzzyButt in his stroller (a nightly routine), we saw a father driving a small pickup truck with his daughter riding along in the truck’s open bed. 

I said, ‘Isn’t that against the law?’ Then added, ‘of course when we were kids we did that all the time and no one thought a thing of it.’

Erik quickly corrected me, ‘Well, back then families were large, children were disposable; afterall, we’re BabyBoomers.’

I simply nodded in agreement…........

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Posted: 13 June 2007 09:01 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I agree with the article.
I was forever getting bruises, scrapes, cuts and stings when I was a kid, and that’s how I learnt what to avoid.

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Posted: 13 June 2007 09:08 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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I agree too.

And I think the same goes for the modern over-concern with hygiene. There’s nothing bad in a kid picking up some germs (within limits of course), it boosts the immune system.

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Posted: 13 June 2007 09:19 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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Thankfully I

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Posted: 13 June 2007 09:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Boo - 13 June 2007 01:01 PM

I agree with the article.
I was forever getting bruises, scrapes, cuts and stings when I was a kid, and that’s how I learnt what to avoid.

And as they say, all of life is a learning process.  In this particular case, that’s especially true for Boo.  wink

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Posted: 13 June 2007 10:23 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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