This time of the year most of you are enjoying your new graduates, while applauding them for finishing 12 years of school. Soon this new graduate will be attending college and for the first time in their lives they will be making decisions on their own. One of those decisions is to be a new driver. But before you hand them the keys to your car or their graduating prized car, have you asked yourself…does he or she know what to do in case of a car emergency?
Car Emergencies occur without warning.
So this month on my emergency preparedness post I wish to acknowledge the importance of teaching our children what to do in case of an auto emergency:
1. How to move the car to a secure and safe place in order to change a flat tire?
****Do they know how to change a tire?
2. Who should they call in case their car breaks down?
3. What to do in case their car starts an engine fire?
4. What to do in case their car over heats?
5. What to do and who to call in case their car is in an accident?
These are basic questions and our children need to know the answers to all of them in order to help them when they are on their own. We as parents need to take a moment to teach our children how to solve these unwarned problems and how to follow the law of the land in case of any of these emergencies arise? These crucial important topics need to be discussed with each of your children when they begin to drive. What to do, how to manage and solve problems like these on their own will be beneficial to them in life. When children are taught at home to solve these problems then you can hand them the keys to the car.
Teaching them these important topics will create a more efficient and prosperous individual in society.
Have a great day.