Do you force your kids to wear a helmet?

By Wendy Clinch •  Updated: 07/14/08 •  1 min read

A lot of people do. Yet some of these same people refuse to wear one themselves.

I’ve heard all the arguments: I don’t fall much, I don’t ski fast, I’m very careful, It’s not comfortable, etc. etc. etc..

Look, whether or not you wear a helmet is a personal choice (though in my opinion, a misguided one). But it doesn’t set a good example for your child if you don’t wear a helmet and you make them wear one.

This past season my husband fell in a very easy area — he just caught an edge and went down — and his head hit so hard that his helmet cracked. I shudder to think what would’ve happened if he didn’t have one on.

All kids should wear helmets. All patrollers and instructors should wear helmets.

In fact, I think everyone should wear helmets.

They’re not just for kids.

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