Soccer Season Is Here — Watch Those Heads!

It’s that time of year again — school has started and youth sports, including soccer and ice hockey as well as playground sports like kickball have started up too. It an be a lot of fun for your little guys but with it all comes the threat of head injuries. The more we learn about how they can affect the developing brain the more cautious and attentive we realize that we need to be.

So we wanted to introduce you to a new website put together by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention that is dedicated exclusively to concussions and mild traumatic brain injuries. Keep this one bookmarked so that it’s handy and available.

You might want to print out some of the more pertinent information on concussions (symptoms and treatment) to give to the soccer coach as an FYI. He, or she, may want to make copies for all the team parents, as well. If you want to make some easy Good Karma points, you could do that yourself.

Either way, this website is a resource that will serve you well if you have a child who is or wants to be involved in youth sports. And for all those other activities that happen at home or on vacation  like skateboarding, bike riding, skiing and snowboarding don’t forget the helmets!!

In case you missed some of our older stuff on head injuries and prevention, check these posts out: http://mamasoncall.com/2010/02/heads-up/ and http://mamasoncall.com/2010/04/top-5-kid-emergencies-call-911/

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Ellen and Rachel are two old friends and “expert” mamas—one a pediatrician and one a family therapist—with fifty years of parenting experience between them.


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