Warning: The video below may contain extremely adorable content.
Now may be the time to practice with your children, how to call 911.
Some children instinctively know what to say and how to stay calm in a situation others might not.
So the question of today is what would your child do if you stopped breathing? And how do you practice without upsetting your children who are inwardly or acting out their trama?
I hadn’t really thought about how my grandchildren were handling things. They were home from school with access to their parents’ digital devices and had full-time parents.
My children were a different story. From them, I got frantic calls to entertain the kids on FaceTime so they could get some paid work done while their children were busy. Mostly the calls came when I myself had an energy spirt and my own work was on a trajectory. I have managed a Zoom link with a walk around the deserted lake searching for wildlife, to hold their attention.
With the need for one parent to leave the house to get bare essentials or in a single parent or grandparent home, a young child can find themselves home alone with an adult experiencing symptoms.
The video clip, which is the cutest of all I have seen to date makes the best teaching tool for young children. They can learn the important points of information and see how someone their age is not helpless at all.
Take every moment and make it teachable.