Frostbite is the top concern with ice-fishing -- more so than with any other sport -- because kids are sitting quietly in the cold for long periods of time, explains Dr. Metzl. (Don't assume your kids aren't getting frostbite just because you aren't.) As with ice- skating, use caution when selecting frozen surfaces, stick to approved areas, and supervise children carefully.
Originally published in the November 2003 issue of Child magazine.
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