Here are a few tips...
- Know how to use your cell phone: All cell phones are a little different. Make sure your child knows how to open, unlock and dial your phone.
- Their full name and address: Most parents have a pet name for their children and hardly ever use their full name. In an emergency your child needs to know their full name and home address.
- Family full name: Your child most likely calls you Mom, Dad, Grandma, but they should know what your and your family members full names are. If they get lost at a store and they ask your child "What's your Mom's name?" and they say "Mom" it makes finding you more difficult.
- How to and when to dial 911. Make sure your child knows what constitutes an emergency and what doesn't.
- When your kids are older they can take a CPR class with the Red Cross.
Emergency situations can be scary and stressful for everyone. Being prepared can make a big difference.
Leave a comment and share your tips on how to teach your children about what to do in an emergency.