One of the leading causes of death and catastrophic injury among children is head injury. The simple act of wearing a properly fitted and properly worn helmet during any wheeled sport can reduce this problem substantially. If the child refuses to comply, take away the bike, roller skates, skate boards, scooters, motor bikes, and so forth. Yes, play the bad guy, Mom and Dad. It is so much easier to put up with a temper tantrum than to bury a child.
|For more information on properly fitting helmets, go to this website: http://www.nationwidechildrens.org/bicycle-safety. That is the source of the picture.|