Why do parents take their kids on hikes in the broiling sun without giving them hats? It’s uncomfortable even for grownups to be in the sun without a hat, and little kids are even more vulnerable.
While on a hike the other day I saw a little girl whose face was covered in sweat. No hat. So I gave her my hat and told her to go stand in the shade. She seemed to enjoy it.
A few years ago I was sitting in the bleachers at an event. It was 7 p.m. and 100 degrees, and we were facing west, right into the glare of the sun. A little boy ahead of me was driving his mother crazy by squirming around and saying he had a headache. So I gave him my hat, which helped immensely. The mother said, “Oh, I never thought of giving him a hat!”
It’s not rocket science folks. Use your head. Protect theirs.