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So our school holidays took a turn after a roller skating mishap and my 8 year old is now in a leg cast. It’s been one week. Six weeks to go.
I can’t even see a return to school in the near future as she won’t use her crutches.
Has anyone been through this? Did it get easier for your child? Or did you opt for a wheelchair to help them around school.


Posted by klee3, 20th July 2021


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  • Firstly chat to your child’s teacher about ways to make it easier for her. If it’s a full leg cast then a wheel chair may be easier and quicker. I’m sure the school will do all they can to help her manage. Must be hard for her tho!


  • Havnt experienced it from a parent perspective, but myself went to school with a broken leg after staying home for probably the first week.
    It’s more mental over anything that she thinks school will be difficult to get around. Once she turns up and all her class mates are excited over her cast and drawing all over it she’ll be fine.
    She may even want to use her crutches at school because she’ll realise she needs them to get around. Talk to the teachers and get their opinion


  • I would suggest a 1/2 day return to slide into a full day.Encourage friends to draw a small picture on the cast.Your child will feel better when back amongst friends.Good luck


  • I’ve been through this from the teachers perspective. We are happy to push a wheelchair etc so your child can attend school more comfortably.


  • Yes i would look into hiring a wheelchair when she doesn’t want to use her crutches


  • Not a leg but my son this year has broken his wrist and his collarbone (2 separate times both footy). He’s a very active child and being a school especially with the collar bone was hard. He learnt to write left handed for both accidents but was very frustrated he couldn’t play during lunch times. He had the first week off then I sent him back to school. Once he was back it got easier as it made him start to do things with his other hand and still kept his learning up. Good luck with your recovery for your little one!


  • I haven’t been through it… but if was my kids, boredom would soon set in and they’d be back to school. Maybe make sure you’re not waiting on your child too much…. kinda force them to use their crutches a bit around the house.


  • It must be hard. Maybe talk to school and check what kind assistance she can get and what will work best.


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