How Can You Help Your Child Prevent a Concussion?

Every sport is different, but there are steps your child can take to protect themselves from concussion.

  • Ensure that they follow their coach's rules for safety and the rules of the sport
  • Encourage them to practice good sportsmanship at all times
  • Make sure they wear the right protective equipment for their activity (such as helmets, padding, shin guards, and eye and mouth guards).  Protective equipment should fit properly and be worn consistently and correctly
  • Learn the signs and symptoms of a concussion

 

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