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An end to the trampoline???

Posted by Karen Faulkner on
An end to the trampoline???
If the American Academy of Paediatrics had its way all home trampolines would be banned.

I was reading an article from the Huffington Post on Twitter and I just HAD to respond.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/24/home-trampolines-for-kids_n_1909199.html

A lot of Australian children have a trampoline as a rite of passage. It's part of childhood.

As health professionals we are trying to get children to do at least 60 minutes of outdoor activity every day.

My concern is that we take away the trampoline. What next? The humble bicycle, the skateboard, the skipping ropes?

See my point.

We do too much cotton wool and helicopter parenting already.

Now I know that trampolines account for a percentage of childhood accidents but we are surely going too far...

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