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    School bans most balls during recess: Smart move or going too far?

    School bans balls during recess due to safety concerns - CNN.com

    (CNN) -- Is it an extreme case of helicopter parenting or a smart move to keep kids safe?
    That's what parents are asking after hearing about a Long Island middle school's decision to ban most balls during recess and also require supervision of tag, even cartwheels, due to safety concerns.
    No longer allowed at the Weber Middle School in Port Washington, New York: footballs, baseballs, soccer balls, lacrosse balls and any other hardballs that could injure a child. Also off limits: rough games of tag and cartwheels unless an adult supervisor is on hand.
    Ummm.....holy crap.


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    Re: School bans most balls during recess: Smart move or going too far?

    Most balls? I can think of a few that certain students would prefer to keep.
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    Re: School bans most balls during recess: Smart move or going too far?

    Seems too far for me.
    There should be Instant Runoff Voting

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    Re: School bans most balls during recess: Smart move or going too far?

    Pretty soon we'll have to crawl to class so we don't pull any muscles walking.
    Either I'm right or you're wrong.

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    Re: School bans most balls during recess: Smart move or going too far?

    Pretty soon, we'll be sending them out to play in full padding, or maybe bubble wrap, helmets, ect.
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    Re: School bans most balls during recess: Smart move or going too far?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    If your kid cant stand in the batters box looking down a 70 mph fast ball from another kid, you failed as a parent.
    If your kid is too scared to go over the middle and catch a foot ball in full pads, you failed as a parent.
    If you let your kid play soccer because you think its "safer", you failed as a parent.

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    Re: School bans most balls during recess: Smart move or going too far?

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    Pretty soon, we'll be sending them out to play in full padding, or maybe bubble wrap, helmets, ect.
    Or just ban play all together.

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    Re: School bans most balls during recess: Smart move or going too far?

    Kids are gonna get hurt.





    That's a fact. Deal with it, grown ups.
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    Re: School bans most balls during recess: Smart move or going too far?

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    Kids are gonna get hurt.





    That's a fact. Deal with it, grown ups.
    The ones making those decisions are not "grown ups" they are still 8 year olds in 35 year old bodies scared of their own shadow.

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    Re: School bans most balls during recess: Smart move or going too far?

    okay who are the parents who came up with this hair-brained restrictions.

    unless their children have hemophilia or are so vunerable that a bruise can cause life threatening internal bleeding, there is no excuse for this kind of ban.

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