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Do You Think Parents Should Let Their Children Participate in Extreme Sports?

ABC News U.S. 2012/05/02 20:40:30
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  • Lhopital 2012/05/02 22:02:13 (edited)
    Yes, as long as safety measures are implemented.
    Lhopital
    +3
    All sports put children at risk. Hell just walking outside puts your children at risk.

    This NERF world mentality that people have drives me crazy.

    When I was young playgrounds were made of sharp corners and dangerous falls. Friends of mine broke their arms falling out of trees and off of bikes. We used to play games like 'car dodging' and 'bike dodgeball'. We used to find dangerous animals and poke them with sticks to see if they'd attack us. We'd get into rock wars. We'd stage mock wrestling matches then beat the crap out of each other. We'd play tackle football with no pads on concrete. Hell, my parents got mad if I wasn't out risking my health every day of my life.

    We got bloody, bruised and battered. But we somehow survived. Today children are treated like porcelain dolls and never get to test their limitations or know the thrill of risk. I think extreme sports are the result of this. The only way they're allowed to risk injury is if they make it a damned sport instead of just another part of living life.

    Childhood was my extreme sport. Thank goodness my parents allowed me to participate in it.

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  • Marissa Yami 2012/05/08 20:59:49
    Yes, as long as safety measures are implemented.
    Marissa Yami
    If they want to and if they are careful, then why not?
    I grew up around two boys who from the age seven and eight (I think) did extreme BMX.
    They are known as the Ives Brothers.
    They are safe when they do what they do, I've watched them when I was little, their parents were always involved and made sure they didn't get hurt.
    So, if they are safe and parents know the risks. Why not?
  • Tod Weston 2012/05/03 02:53:45
    Yes, as long as safety measures are implemented.
    Tod Weston
    +1
    Look at the stats...injuries are everywhere, soccer, football, skating, etc. etc., less injuries in extreme sports. Safety needs to be addressed in every situation creating a protected environment when participating. Look at the sport, the safety measures and understand the "extreme sport" before you judge. More likely than not, those that do not know...do not know...as such, the vote is without merit or understanding... Uncle Tod
  • Emma 2012/05/03 02:11:15
    Yes, as long as safety measures are implemented.
    Emma
    +1
    if a kids old enough let them take a risk and learn , but let them agree to everything and be over 16 or something
  • Walter Harris 2012/05/03 01:55:51
    Yes, as long as safety measures are implemented.
    Walter Harris
    +1
    why not
  • rustyshackelford 2012/05/03 01:35:26 (edited)
  • Cal 2012/05/02 23:43:41
    Yes, as long as safety measures are implemented.
    Cal
    +1
    I have no problem with it.
  • Lhopital 2012/05/02 22:02:13 (edited)
    Yes, as long as safety measures are implemented.
    Lhopital
    +3
    All sports put children at risk. Hell just walking outside puts your children at risk.

    This NERF world mentality that people have drives me crazy.

    When I was young playgrounds were made of sharp corners and dangerous falls. Friends of mine broke their arms falling out of trees and off of bikes. We used to play games like 'car dodging' and 'bike dodgeball'. We used to find dangerous animals and poke them with sticks to see if they'd attack us. We'd get into rock wars. We'd stage mock wrestling matches then beat the crap out of each other. We'd play tackle football with no pads on concrete. Hell, my parents got mad if I wasn't out risking my health every day of my life.

    We got bloody, bruised and battered. But we somehow survived. Today children are treated like porcelain dolls and never get to test their limitations or know the thrill of risk. I think extreme sports are the result of this. The only way they're allowed to risk injury is if they make it a damned sport instead of just another part of living life.

    Childhood was my extreme sport. Thank goodness my parents allowed me to participate in it.
  • Walter ... Lhopital 2012/05/03 01:57:48
    Walter Harris
    +2
    yeah we protect our children from everything but ourselves, yet we create the most harm by not watching them.
  • wpsark 2012/05/02 21:26:11
    Yes, as long as safety measures are implemented.
    wpsark
    +1
    they say everything's "extreme" these days....so define extreme sports please? I wouldn't let my child bungee jump or sky dive but skateboarding, skiing, bmx & motocross are fine.
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  • Rusty Shackleford 2012/05/02 21:19:24
    Yes, as long as safety measures are implemented.
    Rusty Shackleford
    +2
    The parents can decide what is best for their children, the government need not be involved.

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