Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Biffo the Bear ...

Parents today need to be having discussions with their kids, at an early age, about the dangers of the misuse of red rubber bands.

That way we can make sure that the next generation do not make the same mistakes we have made and ignore the warning signs.

I thought it might be useful to provide a tool that allows parents the opportunity to approach the subject with as little embarrassment as possible. A simple comic book story is sure to stimulate debate.
Now, with your child, take time to discuss whether Biffo the Bear has made the right choice to put a red rubber band on his head. Concentrate on the positives, praising your child when they identify that Biffo has needlessly endangered his life for a quick fix solution to his problems.
Red rubber bands are not something that only the rich & famous use - just say "No!" and together we can stop people looking as bloody stupid as Biffo.


Peter Arronsen at 30 Apr 2009, 18:25:00 said...

This is good stuff. parents need to be able to advise their children and this helps.

We have to avoid the cycle of children starting on a single red rubber band before they become addicted and put an entire reel of elastic around their heads.

Tiny Tim said...

Keeping a tight fitting red rubber band around a childs head all day is a great way to remind them of the dangers of rubber bands.
But just don't forget to let the pressure off every couple of hours to keep the blood flowing!

Peter Arronsen at 3 May 2009, 12:16:00 said...

It is, indeed, important to teach about danger at an early age but I fear that your suggested method of close learning might lead to familiarity and, ultimately, addiction.

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