Matt Davies for December 06, 2023

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    Radish the wordsmith  4 months ago

    What’s a mother to do?

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    S&C = Dismayed&Depressed   4 months ago

    Sheesh… there’s no winning for parents nowadays….

    I’m so glad that I got to have my childhood when “free range” parenting was the norm. As long as I did my chores, did my homework, made it to school everyday.. I got to have the freedom of either my room and my books or the outdoors and my games.. the most stringent rules I had … Be respectful, make it to dinner on time, and of course,.to be home by dark. I feel kind of bad for the kids nowadays.. and I do feel really bad for the parents..

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    Free Radical  4 months ago

    Mother, can you keep them in the dark for life?

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    moosemin  4 months ago

    Just hover over your kids, Mom. Shield them from everything. (ps: Watch “The Virgin Suicides” w/Kirsten Dunst 1999)

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    DrDon1  4 months ago

    Too much ‘Fear Mongering?’

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    Ammo is on a break Premium Member 4 months ago

    No one lives forever, make what you do have as memorable as humanly possible. No one lies on their deathbed saying, I enjoyed life to much, I should have worn a helmet….LOL

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    superposition  4 months ago

    I’ve always envied those who would achieve what appears to be the seemingly correct balance for their entire life as I’ve never felt that way myself for a very long — a decade a most — when I try to balance with all my changing constraints,

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    Upton O'Goode  4 months ago

    Since 2016 heading is illegal in sanctioned events and practice:

    New US Soccer Heading Laws and Who They Affect

    On April 20, 2016

    By now most of you have heard about new heading laws in youth soccer. This all come out of a lawsuit that was filed in CA in 2014. You can read the US Soccer statement here. Since this lawsuit was finalized, U.S. Soccer has issued a mandate on heading the ball in training and competitions for several age groups. The mandate applies to players 12 years of age and younger and became effective January 1, 2016.

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    GreenT267  4 months ago

    When in doubt, go to the official source: The U.S. Soccer Concussion Initiative guidelines were implemented beginning in January 2016. US Club Soccer clarified the following implementation guidelines as it relates to concussion initiatives and heading for youth players. The US Soccer Federation is recommending, and US Club Soccer is requiring immediately, new rules as it relates to heading, as follows:

    Players in 11-U programs and younger shall not engage in heading, either in practices or in games.

    Limited heading in practice for players in 12-U and 13-U programs. More specifically, these players shall be limited to a maximum of 30 minutes of heading training per week, with no more than 15-20 headers per player, per week. There are no heading restrictions in games.Clubs should be aware of circumstances in which individual consideration is needed.

    — A 10 year old playing at 12-U or older should not head the ball at all.

    — An 11 or 12 year old playing at 14-U or older should abide by the heading restrictions in practice.

    — Referees should enforce these restrictions by age group according to the specified rules. Referees will not be assessing the age of individual players on the field; they will enforce the rules for the age group.

    — Leagues and organizations are free to set their own standards, as long as the minimum requirements outlined above are met.

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    ShadowMaster  4 months ago

    We rode bikes without helmets, played pick-up football without uniforms, pads, or helmets, rode in cars without seatbelts, even in the backs of trucks and survived.

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    BeniHanna6 Premium Member 4 months ago

    Mom, quit being a helicopter parent. Some yellow journalist will always find something wrong with anything and then scream about it. That is how they sell advertising.

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