Monday, 4 August 2014

Bike helmets for a safe summer

“We should never permit ourselves to do anything that we are not willing to see our children do. We should set them an example that we wish them to imitate.”
― Brigham Young 
family wearing their bike helmets

Have you ever observed a family out biking together the children are outfitted with bike helmets while Mom and Dad ride without?  They are looking after their children’s well-being while taking chances with their own. 

And a few weeks ago Grandpa Snyder was in the process of setting out with our grandchildren without his helmet.

 A wise woman once told me that parents should look after their needs first because who else will look after the children and this wisdom is replicated when you board a plane with a child.  Here you are told to put on your life jacket or place your oxygen mask on before you looking after your child.

We want our (grand)children to be safe and happy and they want us to be the same.

Keep yourself and your children safe while out enjoying exercise and fresh air together wear your helmet too.

I am not an authority on how to safely wear a bike helmet so I have included two link from institutions that are.  The first is to a link to the Ontario government's young cyclist PDF booklet.

And to Sick Children Hospital page on keeping our (grand)children safe this summer.

Grandma Snyder

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