I can't say the concussions as a kid helped any. Probably the reason why I had every conceivable ADD symptom for 40 years. But I do think the scrapes and bruises and gashes really do a kid some good.
Cracks me up every time I see a parent rush to help they're kid before they're even crying. Honestly, I always looked away for a second if I saw my kids fall down, just so they wouldn't milk it. Trust me, if they're really hurt, you'll know it, and then you can help bandage them up! By the time my oldest son was in junior high, he had made his own triage kit, a box filled with bandages, hydrogen peroxide and first aid tape.
I never have broken any bones
" If you truly love nature you will find beauty everywhere"
- Vincent Van Gogh
Primal Since January 2011
I've had 7 concussions - 5 of them as a kid and 2 within the last year.
I wrote a blogpost about them here:
The Making of a Blogger | That Writer Broad
but at the time, I had forgotten about the one where I was in a highchair and kicked myself away from the table, throwing the chair backward and my head onto the kitchen floor.
And since writing the blogpost, I had another one in February. Opening a wrought iron gate, and the minute I released the latch, a big dog planted his paws on the gate, sending it flying into my forehead.
I'm seeing a neurologist in a week.
You should stop doing that Rita. Not everything that is primal is worth retaining.
I never broke any of my own bones, other kids, ehhhhh kinda sorta. Kids will be kids and if they don't need to be hosed off before coming back in, it ain't a childhood.
My Mom always said get out and come back when yer hungry so I learned to fish and hunt and wandered back eventually. My mom had to insist I come home at night or I would stay out in the woods all week.
My kids? you cant peel him off the computer and he gets tired if he has to walk the dog. this summer it is going to be a 3 month boot camp of fire making, biking, general mischief and getting hosed off sometimes. Bout time the boy learns something.
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