Helmets are a heady topic. While we all know they’re important to our safety, some people refuse to wear them for reasons like vanity or comfort. But time and time again, they’ve saved lives. According to a recent CNN article, helmets can reduce the risk of brain injury in accidents from 50 to 80 percent, and some states even require them for children riding bicycles.

In light of actress Natasha Richardson‘s untimely death by brain injury — which could have potentially been prevented with helmet usage — we want to know: Do you require your children to wear helmets? How do you get them to wear them, and keep them on?