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    Quote Originally Posted by metheron View Post
    Do you let your child ride in the car? Thats much more dangerous.
    Riding in a car is necessary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Gently View Post
    Hockey has no hitting until pre- teen, how does that work with football?
    Typically it's flag football until 8-years-old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by publius3 View Post
    Well, I wouldn't say its bad parents, but I wouldn't let my children play football.
    Not "bad parents", "bad parenting".

    To clarify: everyone who's a parent has been guilty of bad parenting. At the same time, that part wasn't all that serious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparta View Post
    Riding in a car is necessary.
    We can justify anything we want. Riding in a car isn't necessary. It is convenient. It is putting people at risk in order to keep up with the Jones'. Ask the Amish if vehicles are necessary.

    Nope, we risk our kids lives and our own in order to be 'accepted' by society. So its ok if we make that choice for them, but say playing football is too dangerous. Its hypocritical.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metheron View Post
    We can justify anything we want. Riding in a car isn't necessary. It is convenient. It is putting people at risk in order to keep up with the Jones'. Ask the Amish if vehicles are necessary.

    Nope, we risk our kids lives and our own in order to be 'accepted' by society. So its ok if we make that choice for them, but say playing football is too dangerous. Its hypocritical.
    Convenient"? Convenient as compared to what...not going anywhere not within walking distance?
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    I love the game. Played it when I was young. Even played tackle- no pads during college. I did not let my kids play tackle football until they were 14. My main reason was the poor coaching and even worse attitudes that prevailed among the coaches and parents of kids playing tackle football. My secondary reason was safety. My oldest son played high school ball for a pretty successful HS program. The head coach told me he preferred kids coming to him with no football background because they had too many bad habits and were already suffering from joint injuries. He preferred former soccer players.
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    Encourage him to be a cheerleader.

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    Already have, all the way up until he was 18.

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