LINK: How to Prepare Your Child to Handle an Emergency

As an administrator, I have been stuck at school with students who were not picked up for whatever reason.  It is really scary for me to realize that many of these students don’t know their own parent’s phone numbers…. I’m talking 5th graders!  When this happens, I always give the mini-lecture of memorizing phone numbers or at least having a list in their backpack.  What would happen if they were lost and someone wasn’t around?

Children and emergencies is the topic of Back-Up Care’s post – How to Prepare Your Child to Handle an Emergency.  I feel this is an important enough topic to link here and also on Prepper Website.

Here’s a teaser…

The very idea of your child being forced to deal with a scary and strenuous emergency situation is probably downright repellent, but as a parent, one of your most important jobs is making sure that they’re properly equipped to handle anything life throws their way. Even though she may not ever have to put the knowledge to use, simply knowing that your child is prepared to handle an emergency can give you immeasurable peace of mind.

Explain the Difference Between an Emergency and a Problem

For kids, a sense of urgency can accompany a simple problem just as it does a legitimate emergency. Kids need to know how to reach emergency services, how to dial 911 and what to do when she’s speaking to a dispatcher,

To read the rest of the article click here – How to Prepare Your Child to Handle an Emergency

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Todd Sepulveda

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