Children who play contact and collision sports are at increased risk for head trauma and concussions. Should there be limitations on the kinds of sports kids are allowed to play?

“We have no national statistics for youth sports, so we’re all actually sort of guessing,” says Kimberly, who advocates for lowering the age of entry into collision sports for kids.

Barak says he has “seen the bad side” of sports injuries and wants better protections for kids but insists the risk of sustaining a brain injury is not high enough for him to keep his children off the field.

In the Dr. Phil digital exclusive above, Dr. Phil and his guests discuss proposed age limits, mandatory helmet rules, and other safety considerations for children who engage in collision and contact sports.

This episode of Dr. Phil, “Just a Game or Kids at Risk?” airs Thursday. Check your local listing for airtimes.

WATCH: Mothers Advocate For Age Restrictions For Kids In Collision Sports

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