Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Ready Kids

Last week I talked about the need to have a plan, and since then there have been more natural disasters. There always will be disasters, and you can never believe it won't happen to you. One way to be ready is to make sure your kids are also ready, and where they are capable, have them be a part of making the plans and preparations. I mentioned the FEMA site last week, and this week I thought I would share their kids site. You can find it here. It has lots of games and activities to help kids be prepared.  Most kids could tell you exactly what to do if the fire alarm goes off at school, but could they tell you what to do if it went off at home? They should, which is why you should be ready.

As a side note, the more your kids are prepared the more they will (most likely) remain calm in an emergency. Remember the more kids have a chance to do something and practice the better they act in time of the actual event. (This is true of adults too). Have mock emergencies, where you act out what you will do. It adds a great piece of mind. Teach them young and often, and you should have no problem at all.
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