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11-07-2012, 10:45 PM
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One tip I've figured out, my kid gets very dismayed about falling, even if he doesn't end up with an owie. But it's inevitable that at some point they will take a tumble.

So every time we're on the ice at the rink, I've started to make it a habit of doing a few "ohh no, I'm falling!" tumbles to the ice to demo that it's okay to fall down and get back up again. When he does fall, he isn't as mentally shaken and sometimes even laughs about it. He's also more willing to try more things because he's not as afraid of falling down.

Picked up some knee/elbow pads (in addition to a manditory helmet) for the kid so he isn't as likely to get hurt.

I also wear a pair of volleyball kneepads under my jeans to protect my old bones from the pretend falls and when I need to down on a knee to help him. But that's just me being an old wuss.

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