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When I said "I don't know" I meant what Snowolf said.
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Assuming you are in your teenage years... Just tell your parents you have something very serious to talk to them about... sit them down on the couch... look really concerned... and then read them what Wolf wrote.

They will be so excited you are not pregnant they will probably drive you straight to the mountain.
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Assuming you are in your teenage years... Just tell your parents you have something very serious to talk to them about... sit them down on the couch... look really concerned... and then read them what Wolf wrote.

They will be so excited you are not pregnant they will probably drive you straight to the mountain.
Heh. Was just about to suggest you should tell them you're pregnant, then say no, it's a joke you just want to snowboard (I used to do it with my parents all the time).

Jokes aside, if my kid had a concussion I wouldn't want her out on the mountain for the rest of the season either. You see, with concussions the repeated head trauma has a cumulative effect and is in fact pretty dangerous. So if there's a chance of bumping your head again, however slightly, snowboarding right now might prove to be a bad, bad idea. So if I were you I'd cut my losses, end my season and allow for my head to heal and for my parents to calm down. That way your parents will actually see that you're treating snowboarding seriously and are not reckless in your approach to potential injuries.
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You said you would tell them no park, then implied you would go anyway...

Not to sound like a parent, but, well I am one. When things like this happen (kid lies to me), it destroys trust and next time is not just no, but FUCK no and I'm taking away other stuff too...just a view from the other side. If you make a promise, keep it.
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So on Sunday I landed badly off a jump and ended up getting a concussion (I was wearing a helmet too...) and I sprained my back. Now my parents won't let me snowboard anymore this season because they don't want me risking injuring myself and not being able to play volleyball (I'm on a club team). They also told me I'm an idiotic reckless teen who doesn't care about her health. Yikes
But I really really really don't wanna stop and I'm trying to find ways to convince them to let me go. Help? I can't think of any good arguments besides saying I'll take it easy/not try park anymore.
Your parents really care for you. They are looking out for your well-being. Yes, it sounds horrible in your point of view... but your parents probably have done stupid things back when they were your age.

After an injury like that... your body needs time to heal. Let it heal, or you can make it worse.

If they think you're reckless, how are you going to convince them you are responsible enough to drive? (ie the process of getting a permit, practicing driving, getting the license, etc)

Just wait until you get old enough to have your own teenager... your view on things will drastically change.... ask them how much the medical bill costs, how many did the pain meds cost, etc. Medical bills ain't cheap.

My cousin broke her wrist snowboarding... her clinic bill costed her $600 up front!!! You can buy a new board for that money. (she'll get reimbursed by her health insurance that she pays, less the deductible).

It's not the end of the world, missing out on the late part of the season.

Trust me, if you continue to put up a fight now... later, not that much later, when you want to do something.... they'll be hesitant to allow you do things.
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Hey, I'm in the same boat. My parents are scared crapless that I'll hurt myself and break a leg (literally). I told them snowboarding isn't that dangerous. If your parents believe in facts here are a few that work tremendously in your favor:

1: You have a higher chance getting a concussion in soccer than snowboarding, and you're not wearing a helmet playing soccer.
2: If you fall on a snowboard, the board helps slow you down, which usually is safer. Compared to skis, if you fall, you can twist your knee, keep sliding down the mountain, etc. You can leave out the usually part
3: You have a higher chance dying in a car crash today than getting hurt/getting a concussion while snowboarding.

Oh by the way I'm not sure if those facts are true but pretend they are. Hehe.

You can tell them that you'll stay out of the park or be a bit more careful. Continue as usual. If you get hurt again tell them you tripped in the lift line and the lift was a fixed grip so it didn't slow down and smashed into you, knocking you down a slope headfirst and getting you run over by the lifty reaching for the stop button.

But remember not to push yourself too far. I've tried not eating or drinking for a good hour while being tired just to get in a bunch of runs before the resort closes. That's just stupid. There's always next time. If you get hurt, next time will be in weeks, possibly months, possibly never. Don't do it. I fell and sprained my wrist so bad I could barely lift my board. Didn't tell my parents, though, but if I broke my bone, some serious shit would have gone down

OR you could get one of your parents to start skiing or snowboarding. Hopefully they'll see how fun it is and how much it means to you (and everybody else). Snowboarding doesn't get you hurt directly. Your choices get you hurt.

Sorry this is a lot of stuff from a fellow teen snowoboarder
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Wow these comments actually helped a lot! I'm probably going to keep off the snow this season to heal and finish off my volleyball season. I guess I just want my parental units to understand that no matter the injuries snowboarding is my favorite thing in the world and I never want to stop... I know that my parents just want me safe, but being a teenager, sometimes it feels overwhelming and I just want them to lay off haha.
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Not to be a Debbie Downer, but a concussion is not something to be taken lightly. Having had a concussion makes you even more susceptible to another, and multiple concussions are bad news for your long term health. If you were diagnosed with a concussion, no doubt the doctor also gave you some do's and dont's for the near future...I suggest you take these to heart and follow them.

Now I love snowboarding as much as the next guy(or gal in your case), and i will ride through injury here and there...pulled muscles, strains and sprains, etc. BUT the one thing you MUST look out for is your brain. I have had concussions in the past, and the effects can last many weeks or longer.

PLESAE READ THIS PART IF NOTHING ELSE

There is a reason you are seeing more and more athletes sitting out multiple games due to concussion/lingering symptoms from concussion; it's because re-injury before being properly healed causes long term effects (headache, vison problems, mood change etc...the list is long). DONT risk it.

That being said, once you are healed up as per you MD, get a NEW helmet, get back on the hill and spend your time doing what YOU love.
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Wow these comments actually helped a lot! I'm probably going to keep off the snow this season to heal and finish off my volleyball season. I guess I just want my parental units to understand that no matter the injuries snowboarding is my favorite thing in the world and I never want to stop... I know that my parents just want me safe, but being a teenager, sometimes it feels overwhelming and I just want them to lay off haha.
Quit volleyball club and join a snowboard club.
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Wow these comments actually helped a lot! I'm probably going to keep off the snow this season to heal and finish off my volleyball season. I guess I just want my parental units to understand that no matter the injuries snowboarding is my favorite thing in the world and I never want to stop... I know that my parents just want me safe, but being a teenager, sometimes it feels overwhelming and I just want them to lay off haha.
Awesome. Also, volleyball while not a contact sport is alot of jumping around on hard surfaces (abrupt start/stop). When I played v-ball with a concussion (i got it being a drunk idiot...not playing v-ball) every jump it felt like being punched in the head....

Take it easy if you still have any lingering symptoms....
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