One Parent's Busy Day: Undergo Brain Surgery, Coach Little League

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Brain surgery and then ball playing? According to this billboard, you can do it all in a day. Credit: Mark Hyman.

Some parents will do almost anything to get to a child's sports game. But coach a Little League game a few hours after a brain operation? Sounds extreme. Not to mention dangerous. It probably would never happen. But this billboard advertisement for a hospital in Baltimore suggests that it could. Talk about comebacks.

ParentDish sports reporter Mark Hyman is the author of " Until It Hurts: America's Obsession With Youth Sports and How It Harms Our Kids" (Beacon Press).

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AdviceMama Says:
Start by teaching him that it is safe to do so.