To help a mother anticipate the safety needs of her nine-year-old son who is learning to ride a bicycle, the nurse should teach that:


•Correct use of a helmet is important in preventing head injuries.

•Riding with a parent does not ensure the child's safety.

•A formal course of instruction does not indicate what content is included.

•Riding on the sidewalk can cause problems for pedestrians, does not prevent injuries, and it is not permissible in some areas. 

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