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05-10-2013, 11:50 AM
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Originally Posted by Replacement View Post
In an increasingly diverse nation with so many newcomers or immigrants that have come from non hockey worlds this point is blurred.

The fact of the matter is that an increasing amount of parents wouldn't have enough knowledge, and limited if any direct experience, to make this judgement call for their kids.

They may actually watch hockey, underestimate how difficult it is based on pro level play, and may allow their kids to play with really no basis either to make such informed consent.
I would argue that in this case it's making a decision based on an assumption and, as a result, is not informed consent at all. Give the parents the facts, give them the data or whatever is needed, and let them weigh the options then choose.

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