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Photo: Doro Guzenda (Shutterstock) Parenting can be a full-contact sport, from the early days of trying to prevent your toddler from falling off playground equipment to tending to your teenager’s busted elbow after they (unsuccessfully) attempt a new skateboard trick. As much as you try to keep your kids in one piece, there is going to be blood—and it’s not always easy to get them to slow down long enough for you to properly patch them back up. Given the high-intensity nature of parenting, and the technical difficulties of trying to treat a kid with a nosebleed who just wants to get back to the playground, we decided it was best to ask a boxing cutman—whose job is to treat a fighter’s cuts and bruises in the sixty seconds they get between rounds—about some of the tricks and techniques they use. “We’re really a 55-second medic, because it takes a few seconds to get them into the corner,” said Aaron Navarro, a professional boxing coach and cutman at Main Street Boxing & Muay Thai in downtown Houston. In addition to his 20 years of experience as a cutman, which most recently has included working the corner for professional boxers such as O’Shaquie Foster and Regis Prograis, Navarro also has kids, which means he’s had plenty of opportunities to use the skills he’s learned outside the ring. “I use these skills all the time,” Navarro said. “On my kids, on other people’s kids. They come in handy.” Start by assessing […]