National Preparedness Month is in week three, and it's important that we've reached our youth and have them prepared in the case of an emergency occurring whether they are home or away from home.
With social media today, it allows us to keep in better communication with our children when they are at school or away from home. Be sure that your children has a family group text set up on his/her phone to include all family and friends in order to keep in touch with them should they be separated from you during such an emergency.
Have your child pack up his/her own emergency kit as a practice run to ensure that they will have all the items that they need. Be sure that they have included their favorite stuffed animal, board game, books, music or sentimental items.
Most schools have emergency plans in place and practice those drills throughout the school year. Be sure to have your children talk to you about how the school is handling such situations to ensure that they are fully aware of the steps they will need to take.
Most importantly as a parent, is to be sure that your children and your family are ready if an emergency should occur.