Watching your child running and climbing on the playground is one of many times parents are confronted by a constant struggle: Finding a balance between giving your child freedom to learn and grow, and keeping them safe.
In this Healthy Kids blog post on philly.com, Flaura Winston, MD, a pediatrician and injury prevention expert at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), offers advice for how to keep your child safe on the playground.
Dr. Winston shares some facts and statistics about playground injuries and tips to help parents focus on the real risks that cause serious injuries.
Read the article to learn more.
Find more playground safety tips from the Kohl’s Injury Prevention Program at CHOP, and learn more about the Center for Injury Research and Prevention’s efforts to keep kids safe.