How to explain "just in case" plan to kids

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How to explain "just in case" plan to kids

So when you talk to kids about being prepared, it's really important to take into consideration your child and their personality. Some kids are not going to do well, no matter what. And some other kids are just going to go okay mom, dad, I got it. One of the things I like to do when I am talking to a group of kids is instead of using the word "emergency", because it's such a scary word in itself, is say we are doing a just in case plan, or say we are doing this just in case something happens. That way it's just a lot more easy, kids don't panic and they understand like it's oh, it;s okay. And you also want to be really, reallly reassuring to them and go like we've got this. So, okay, mom and dad have got this, this is happening just in case. They feel safe, you feel confident knowing that you have shared with them the situation and everybody wins in that situation.

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Cari Butler

Emergency Preparedness Specialist

Cari Butler is a Westside Los Angeles mom and native Californian whose interest in Emergency Preparedness began when her daughter started school and was required to have a personal emergency kit. That raised the question: "Why shouldn't everyone have an emergency kit?" Her concern led her to thoroughly research the subject and then create her own business. She now provides consultation services for families and businesses, as well as offering the Emergency Café line of kits.

Cari’s mission is to get everyone prepared, and she has been on that mission since 2005.  She has been a guest speaker at several conferences and schools. She was asked to participate in the 100th Anniversary Earthquake Conference in San Francisco. Her client list is a virtual who’s who in Hollywood.  

Cari’s website, was just awarded the 2009 Best Safety Site by Nickelodeon Parent Choice Awards.  Emergency Café backpacks were the “IT” gift this season in the Dancing with the Stars television show gifting suite.  She is also a contributing writer and blogger on many mommy sites including Hot Moms Club, Gurumommy, Twittermoms, City Mommy and Mommy Track’d. In addition she has been featured on several TV shows and has done numerous radio spots as well.  

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