Now that spring is here, we’re back to one of our regular arguments around here. My kids don’t want to wear bicycle helmets when they ride their bikes. Maybe I’m crazy, but I’m a huge fan of helmets.
Back in the day when I had my motorcycle license, I always wore a helmet when I rode. It may not have been quite as pretty as these Helmet City motorcycle helmets pictured below, but it protected my noggin.
My oldest daughter is 15 and is headed to Michigan next month for a high school youth retreat. They will be biking around Mackinac Island and she told me that none of her friends are wearing helmets. I tried to bribe her with a new bike helmet. I suggested a Giro helmet from Helmet City, but she turned me down. She told me she’d rather walk around the island then wear a helmet.
So I guess my question is this…at what age do you stop making your child wear a bike helmet? I still wear a helmet whenever I ride, so I don’t think I’m being totally ridiculous! What about you? Do you make your kids wear a helmet? Do you think I’m being overprotective?