Put Your Oxygen Mask on First
What happens at the beginning of every commercial airline flight? The cabin staff make a series of announcements about the safety procedures to follow in the unlikely event that an emergency should occur.
Anyone who has flown will recall hearing what to do if the oxygen masks drop from the overhead compartment.
The announcement sounds something like this: “If you are traveling with young children, fix the oxygen mask securely over your mouth and nose, before attempting to help your children.”
Each time you hear that, you automatically understand that if you can’t breathe, you won’t be able to help your children. Makes sense, right?
So consider the authors of the book the safety attendants for “When Children Grieve”. They are going to make the following announcement before we taxi down the runway:
“If you are traveling with children of any age, please affix the ideas in the book firmly over your head and your heart, before attempting to help your children.”
What you will learn . . .
Although we will not be passing through the cabin with refreshments, we will be giving you some incredibly valuable safety tips that can have a lifelong impact in your child’s emotional well-being.
Some of the ideas you will be reading will be new to you, and some will represent things you have known for a long time.
The new ones may catch you off guard, and you may find yourself at odds with them at first, so with one last flight analogy, we alert you to: “Fasten your seat belts.”
From the book. .
When Children Grieve written by John W James and Russell Friedman with Dr. Leslie Landon Matthews
Renew Your Possibility – When Children Grieve 6 week Study group
If you are interested in participating in the Renew Your Possibility – When Children Grieve 6 week Study group, sign up here. This is a complimentary study group that will provide you some incredibly valuable safety tips and tools that you will be able to use for the rest of your life and your children’s lives. I guarantee it.
To Renewing Your Possibility . .
Debbie Rosenfelt Grief Recovery Specialist®