07 March 2007

Believe it or not, I'm walking on air

I know you'll find it hard to believe, but recent reports suggest that young children occasionally injure themselves whilst pretending to be superheroes.  And some of them even delude themselves into thinking they can fly.  No, it's true! 
Research suggests children who dress up as superheroes are likely to be more adventurous in their play but tend to overestimate their ability and get hurt.  Several of those injured were hurt while trying to fly.  While risk-taking and adventure were an important part of growing up, parents needed to make sure they kept a close eye on their children, the British research, published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood journal, said.
Oh, so parents need to do parenting stuff.  Glad it's been spelt out clearly. 
Actually, come to think of it, those sorts of injuries are quite common at grown-up fancy-dress parties too.
- 'When wee superheroes go ker-splat!', The Press, 8 March 2007 
[Great article title, there]

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