If They Could Make A Fist Then It’s Not Broken24,194 views
It happens constantly. Your child is running she then trips and falls on her hand and now she’s holding her hand crying. Or your kids are fighting and slamming doors on each other when one of them screams out in agony. You come running “What happened? What happened? Are you ok? Let me see your hand. Let me see it” And of course a child knowing never to trust an adult looking at their hand will protect it even more. Its as if we are going to grab it and cause them more pain.
No matter how many times you demand to see your child’s hand they will simply not let you.
One thing I learnt over the years teaching First Aid is that if a child broke his or her finger it will hurt like hell and they wont be able to move it which means that I they could move it then its probably not broken. Simply ask your son or daughter to make a fist. If they can do it then chances are there are no broken fingers. This works almost all the time for me when dealing with my kids. They have no idea that your really checking their hand. Once you see that they could make a fist you could get up and say “Your fine” and walk away.
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