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BOTD 03-08-2016 But, I'm Wearing a Helmet - A DMK Production

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Skater


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BUT, I'M WEARING A HELMET
A DMK Production

Your nine year old son, Dietrich, is an avid skateboarder but he isn't as good as he thinks he is and has frequent accidents with falling from his board.  Dietrich saved his allowance and, while on a shopping trip with his "wild" Uncle Scott, purchased a trick ramp for his skateboard. Neither you nor your spouse were pleased with the purchase (or with Uncle Scott) but agreed Dietrich could keep the ramp but was to only use it under the direct supervision of you or your spouse.

Today your spouse is off running errands and you are relaxing in the house.  Dietrich is outside playing.  You look out to check on your son and you see:


DIETRICH - 9
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You call Dietrich to you and ask, "What did we say about the ramp?"

Dietrich answers, "But, I'm wearing a helmet."

Well?


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Jack


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"You're not wearing a helmet on your butt, mister!"

Seriously, though - why do I want to supervise him on this? If he's wearing a helmet, what worries do I have for him? I need to explain these to him, so he can understand the rules. At this point, if I feel like I do have a strong reason to prevent it's use except under supervision, I'm going to remind him of that, give his bottom a firm swat, and the ramp will be put away so he can't get it without asking.

Then I'll move out front so I can supervise him for a while.


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StevieWeeks


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I'm putting Dietrich out for apprenticeship as a climbing boy... that'll teach him!

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The Cappadocian


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If he's going to be fooling around on a skateboard, he's going to eat dirt a few times, and that will be what teaches him caution in the long run. If he's wearing a helmet, he can't hurt himself too bad with that. I think I'm with the "wild" uncle on this one.

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Trailboss
The Cappadocian wrote:If he's going to be fooling around on a skateboard, he's going to eat dirt a few times, and that will be what teaches him caution in the long run. If he's wearing a helmet, he can't hurt himself too bad with that. I think I'm with the "wild" uncle on this one.

Cap, you stole my thought before I could even think it!

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AFinch


Sherrif
Well, even with a helmet, he can still fall and break a wrist or a leg. And he can do that with me watching him as well. So long as he isn't at risk for getting run over by a car or something similar, I can allow him to be a kid while staying as safe as possible, or I can put him in a bubble. I'd opt for solution A.

Kat


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I'm with the back-off and let the kid do his thing if he's taking reasonable precautions, such as the helmet.

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ivor


Marshall
There appears to be a consensus emerging.

I don't see how me or my spouse watching makes any difference to his prospects of falling.

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squarecutter


Sherrif
The thing is if I'm relaxing in the house can I not be supervising. He is wearing a helmet as he says and I am around/in earshot if he goes over. I think a boy of 9 might reasonably think he was under supervision wouldn't he. I think the rules need a re-think

MemoryMan


Sherrif
Keir sums it up fine

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John Boy


Sherrif
For me he needs the whole set to even convince me for a second to let him mess around on a ramp by himself.

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