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    Default When a child falls

    Does it bother you if you and your children are at a park/playground or something similar and your a little bit away from your child maybe talking with your friends etc and you child falls an hurts themselves and a stranger (also there with their kids) helps you hurt child up??

    Nothings happened but a few times this has happened when I've been there when a child got hurt and I usually help them stand up and look around for a parent, sometimes the parents say thanks and it's all good but sometimes I just get a dirty look.

    If it were me and my child was hurt and really crying I don't mind someone helping them up while i get there as quickly as i can just wondered the general consensus

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    I'd be grateful if somebody got there before me and checked they were ok. People are very uptight these days though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BornToBe View Post
    I'd be grateful if somebody got there before me and checked they were ok. People are very uptight these days though.
    I agree with this, I always rush to help and would hope others would do the same for my son but some people are so weird about things like this.

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    I'd be really upset if my child hurt themselves near an adult and that person DIDN'T help them.

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    Agree with PPs, I'd be a bit put out if they DIDN'T offer to help the child up.



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    Help them up, check they are ok. - OK

    Pick them up - not OK

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    Quote Originally Posted by anewme View Post
    Help them up, check they are ok. - OK

    Pick them up - not OK
    Yup I agree.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anewme View Post
    Help them up, check they are ok. - OK

    Pick them up - not OK
    And ask where their grown up is so you can give them a wave that everything is ok.

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    I appreciate it if someone who is closer than me goes to help.

    BUT, it depends on if they are really hurt if it's just a toddler who trips over the dirt & sits down and has a little cry of frustration. I would prefer my toddler is left to get up & brush him/herself off and keep going. I don't hover if I can manage it so that I can promote independence. But, I do watch from a distance if they are doing safe stuff and if they do hurt themselves & I'm not within reach then I'd love help from anyone.

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    Christmas Day last year we were at a park and DS stacked his new push bike and a man closer to him than I was helped him up. And I was really grateful because DH was wailing! Only a small graze to his knee but his pride was hurting more I think! I wouldn't hesitate to help a littlie (or biggie even) up off the ground if they fell. I think that is human nature


 

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