Sunday, October 21, 2012

Role model?

"He’s a kid, still, in a lot of ways. He wants to show that he can take a licking and keep on ticking. But that’s a head in his helmet, not a Timex " Tracee Hamilton, Washington Post, October 8, 2012

This refers of course to Robert Griffin III just a day after his aggressive play which ended in a concussion and a short rest from game play--a length of time which itself has since stirred controversy.

If this professional quarterback still plays and behaves like a kid, then imagine what goes on in the minds of the middle schoolers with ADHD who are out there playing their hearts out, using their heads in one way or another.

My book, It's All in Your Head: Everyone's Guide to Managing Concussions will introduce players, trainers and providers at all levels to ways in which everyone in the community must begin to take responsibility for those heads. Not every bobble-headed 10 year old has the NFL police watching out for his welfare; this is where parents, friends, coaches, teachers and health care providers may need to step in.

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