Cross-Country Parents, Share This With Your Kids

You may have heard about Conor Lynch, the 16-year-old Notre Dame High School student in Sherman Oaks, CA who was killed by a hit-and-run driver Tuesday during a cross country training run at 3:45 p.m.

I just read an article in the Los Angeles Daily News about the incident and it broke my heart. The tributes from fellow students and friends on a quickly created “RIP Conor Lynch” Facebook page are so sad.

Of course we all remind our kids to “be careful out there.” But I’m going to ask my 14-year-old son — who runs cross country for his high school and was doing his own practice run at 3:45 p.m. on Tuesday —  to read this article so he can see just how quickly a tragedy can occur.

People drive without paying attention sometimes. Kids have their minds on lots of stuff. Things can happen in the blink of an eye. I think we need to share this story with our kids and remind them that they are no match for a car or an SUV.

Our kids will tell us we worry too much. They’ll say they’re careful. But still… Let’s let them know how important this is.



Related posts:

  1. Share This With Your Teenager I came across an inspiring post, over on a favorite...
  2. The Cult of “I’m So Busy” Not what? I'm not going to let myself get sucked...
  3. Hot, Locked Cars Are No Place for Kids I’m guessing every one of these parents thought it would...
  4. The College Process: Where Should a High Schooler Start? One of Van Petten's teen bloggers on the site, 17-year-old...
  5. Guest Post: A 16-Year-Old’s Take on “All Sexed Up For 8th Grade Graduation?” The girls who dress like they want a certain kind...

Related posts brought to you by Yet Another Related Posts Plugin.

Tags: , , , , ,

Email This Post Email This Post

Comments are closed.