When you become a parent you quickly realize the immense amount of stuff you just don’t know. Sure, you can learn a lot of it from books, blogs, and online resources, but some stuff you just need to do hands on. I have felt that CPR training is one of those crucial items that must be done at least once in order to fully be able to recall in a time of crisis. This is my parental weak spot.
I know that I should go through the training and complete some type of certification, but I just have not made the time. I use the crutch that my wife knows the basics because of her career as a teacher, but what if she’s not there? What if she is in need of help? All the “what ifs” tend to give me a twinge of anxiety that I know can be remedied with a little assistance.
This is where the American Red Cross comes in. Click the link provided and you’ll see a simple search page to find local CPR and other safety training options! The courses in my area range from $30-110 and many have online components. I’ll be looking into this in the very near future because the moment you think your child is choking on something and you realize you’re not prepared is the absolutely worst moment, ever.