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(UPI)   Headline: Parents should hold child on lap on a playground slide. Article: Parents should NOT hold child on lap on a playground slide. Gee, thanks for clearing that up for us   (upi.com) divider line 44
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2013-05-01 11:20:12 AM
Confusing and contradictory; so it's like pretty much all parenting advice.
 
2013-05-01 12:25:12 PM
Got it.  Don't hold your child on your lap while you're not going on the slide while sliding down a slide.
 
2013-05-01 12:31:28 PM
Parents shouldn't be on the slide in the first place. Slides are for children.
 
2013-05-01 12:31:35 PM
Can I hold OTHER kids on my lap while their parents are going down slide?
 
2013-05-01 12:34:08 PM
don't have a kid
 
2013-05-01 12:35:09 PM
And wtf is this picture?
cdn.ph.upi.com

So... hold your child in your lap while not sliding on an electricity-generating seesaw.  Got it.
 
2013-05-01 12:35:11 PM
All of the tips at the end of the article are harmful to the evolutionary process.
 
2013-05-01 12:35:47 PM
 
2013-05-01 12:35:53 PM
I love that under the UPI logo it reads "OVER 100 YEARS OF JOURNALISTIC EXCELLENCE."

Is today the day that they reset the counter to 0?
 
2013-05-01 12:36:47 PM
www.upi.com
Over 100 years of journalistic excellence my ass
 
2013-05-01 12:37:25 PM
Never put salt in your eyes.

No wait. Always put salt in your eyes.

i105.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-01 12:37:31 PM
I wish they would just close down these "playgrounds". What with the shootings and injuries you hear about all the time. Oh and the child predators, good lord. It's just too terrifying to even think about!
 
2013-05-01 12:38:05 PM

Cerpin Taxt: I love that under the UPI logo it reads "OVER 100 YEARS OF JOURNALISTIC EXCELLENCE."

Is today the day that they reset the counter to 0?


Too slow

*shakes fist
 
2013-05-01 12:38:50 PM
Kids can't ride the slide on their own anymore? Wussies!
 
2013-05-01 12:39:05 PM
Giving them the benefit of the doubt, perhaps there is supposed to be a question mark at the headline's end.
 
2013-05-01 12:45:12 PM
FTFA:  -- Choose, if possible, a playground with protective surfacing underneath equipment - such as sand, mulch or rubber.

When I was a kid, it was dirt, grass or snow and ice.  A shame sister's kids will never know the joy of jumping off a swing at 15 degrees below zero and landing in a pile of snow over two feet deep.  Good times.

In the non-winter months, when it was dirt and grass, no one really got hurt.  Okay, one girl broke her leg, but she was the one who tried to round house kick a tire swing that her older brother was on.  One of my friends, on a jungle gym, took one too many steps back and fell off the jungle gym and landed on the hard dirt and grass.  No broken bones, just some cuts and scrapes.  And us making fun of him for several weeks after for being the only kid to ever fall off that jungle gym.  Even his mom called him a dumbass when he got him (he was 8 when it happened).
 
2013-05-01 12:45:55 PM
Then they screwed up the word order
 
2013-05-01 12:46:20 PM

Cerpin Taxt: I love that under the UPI logo it reads "OVER 100 YEARS OF JOURNALISTIC EXCELLENCE."

Is today the day that they reset the counter to 0?


It is over 100 years, just not all at once...
 
2013-05-01 12:48:26 PM
bathroomreader.com
 
2013-05-01 12:54:17 PM
Most parents do not have laps now so this does not apply to many people.
 
2013-05-01 01:00:56 PM
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I say let the kid go by themselves.

/oblig
 
2013-05-01 01:03:16 PM
no laps is the main reason walmart does not have slides
 
2013-05-01 01:06:02 PM
So they left one little 3-letter word out of the headline and people make a big deal out of it.
 
2013-05-01 01:27:52 PM

Yogimus: Can I hold OTHER kids on my lap while their parents are going down slide?



Be my guest.
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2013-05-01 01:45:44 PM
I didn't realize until now that UPI was affiliated with CNN.
 
2013-05-01 01:45:50 PM
Parents should have someone else hold their kid on lap on a playground slide.
 
2013-05-01 01:46:40 PM
We played on this.
www.oocities.org
 
2013-05-01 01:50:08 PM
I know a woman who dislocated her daughter's shoulder.  The mother insisted on always holding her daughter's hand when they were out and about.  For the record, the daughter was a normal 4 year old.  There was no reason the mother needed to hold her hand.

Once, the little girl tripped a tiny bit on some uneven sidewalk pavement.  The mom, in an effort to keep the daughter from falling and hurting herself, yanked up on her daughter's arm as her daughter was going down on the sidewalk.

Dislocated shoulder instead of a scraped-up knee.
 
2013-05-01 01:56:00 PM

J3L2404: So they left one little 3-letter word out of the headline and people make a big deal out of it.


Was the word "fat"? I'll bet it was "fat", wasn't it.
 
2013-05-01 01:56:22 PM
www.stuffwecomeupwit.com
 
2013-05-01 01:56:51 PM
Parents you should find some plastic slides in your area and then pour water all over them. It makes them go really fast, why my 3 year old nephew must have flown three or four feet off a wet slide. Slammed face down into the rocky area and cried. He hated it.

I on the other hand thought it was hilarious.
 
2013-05-01 01:58:40 PM

FizixJunkee: I know a woman who dislocated her daughter's shoulder.  The mother insisted on always holding her daughter's hand when they were out and about.  For the record, the daughter was a normal 4 year old.  There was no reason the mother needed to hold her hand.

Once, the little girl tripped a tiny bit on some uneven sidewalk pavement.  The mom, in an effort to keep the daughter from falling and hurting herself, yanked up on her daughter's arm as her daughter was going down on the sidewalk.

Dislocated shoulder instead of a scraped-up knee.


Know one kid who came down a slide with an adult, somehow the kid either got underneath the adult, or the leg got lodged somewhere and the thigh bone snapped.
 
2013-05-01 02:02:12 PM
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2013-05-01 02:22:48 PM

Slaves2Darkness: Parents you should find some plastic slides in your area and then pour water all over them. It makes them go really fast, why my 3 year old nephew must have flown three or four feet off a wet slide. Slammed face down into the rocky area and cried. He hated it.

I on the other hand thought it was hilarious.


Sis?
 
2013-05-01 02:26:52 PM

HortusMatris: And wtf is this picture?
[cdn.ph.upi.com image 475x354]

So... hold your child in your lap while not sliding on an electricity-generating seesaw.  Got it.


Never mind that.  Why is that boy wearing purple yoga pants?
 
2013-05-01 02:41:07 PM
More advice for hover craft parents

-Watch for razor blades and needles on the playground

-watch for doggie and kitty poo

-watch for anyone lurking in a clown costume

-sweep for spent rounds

Forget that when you were a kid your parents didn't even ask where you were going let alone hold your hand when playing. Cheez n crackers.
 
2013-05-01 02:54:10 PM
Helpful tip: to avoid frostbite in cold weather, strip naked and rub your body with ice.
 
2013-05-01 03:04:01 PM

Great Janitor: FTFA:  -- Choose, if possible, a playground with protective surfacing underneath equipment - such as sand, mulch or rubber.

When I was a kid, it was dirt, grass or snow and ice.  A shame sister's kids will never know the joy of jumping off a swing at 15 degrees below zero and landing in a pile of snow over two feet deep.  Good times.


Grass and dirt!? Well La-De-Da, Mr. Fancypants! Our playgrounds were covered with rusty nails, broken beer bottles, used hypodermic needles, deadly scorpions, and undetonated landmines, and we were by-God thankful to have it!
 
2013-05-01 03:52:47 PM

Astorix: More advice for hover craft parents

-Watch for razor blades and needles on the playground

-watch for doggie and kitty poo

-watch for anyone lurking in a clown costume

-sweep for spent rounds

Forget that when you were a kid your parents didn't even ask where you were going let alone hold your hand when playing. Cheez n crackers.



To be fair, if I seen this clown...

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-05-01 04:14:11 PM

blatz514: Astorix: More advice for hover craft parents

-Watch for razor blades and needles on the playground

-watch for doggie and kitty poo

-watch for anyone lurking in a clown costume

-sweep for spent rounds

Forget that when you were a kid your parents didn't even ask where you were going let alone hold your hand when playing. Cheez n crackers.


To be fair, if I seen this clown...


Or his paintings...
 
2013-05-01 08:59:46 PM
40 comments and no one noticed the word 'not' in the headline supporting the story beneath it, proving subby can't read well.  Why was this even greenlit?
 
2013-05-01 09:23:58 PM
Kids need to experience (actually safe) "danger" -- and the thrill of surviving it -- on their own. Parents should, however, check to see if the slide is too hot for toddler flesh first.

/LIl bro got his little hands burned to the emergency room level on a hot metal slide when he was a toddler.
 
2013-05-01 09:27:55 PM

lack of warmth: 40 comments and no one noticed the word 'not' in the headline supporting the story beneath it, proving subby can't read well.  Why was this even greenlit?


It was greenlit because initially it did NOT have 'not' in the headline. It's been fixed since it went green.
 
2013-05-02 10:56:38 AM
Heh. When I was in elementary school in the 80's our playground was all asphalt with little rubber mats in some places. no broken bones or anything. only a few scrapes here and there. you know, the normal stuff for kids.
 
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