Experts Answer "What If" Questions

What if my child swings on the playground as hard as she can?

"It's probably possible to go over the top of the swing set, but I've never heard of it," says Donna Thompson, of The National Program for Playground Safety. More likely, your child would fall off the swing--and, of course, the higher you are, the harder you fall. Sixty-eight percent of playground injuries result from tumbles, so keep an eye on your kid, and when it comes to swinging, be sure he knows the sky is not the limit.

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