It is unavoidable — the ‘boo boos’ and ‘owies’ that come with childhood. A child’s penchant for falling down, running into things and just being in the wrong place at the wrong time seems to be part of growing up.
The reasons behind this:
- Kids have gangly arms and legs.
- They still have an undiscovered and still-developing sense of coordination.
- They have tunnel vision (seeing only what they choose to see at any given moment).
- The sheer excitement that oozes from their energetic little bodies!
It is a fact of life that, as parents, we cannot shield and protect our children from every little incident. There are, however, ways to help reduce — but not eliminate — both the frequency and severity of your child’s mishaps.
Here, we discuss different ways you can help keep your child safe at school, including on the playground, where a lot of spills and falls can happen.