Attention school administrators,
Over Yom Tov, we had a scare which really opened our eyes.
A family member of ours began choking at a meal, and it got very serious. B’H a neighbor of ours is an EMT and one of my kids ran over to get him. He was able to do the Heimlich Maneuver on him, saving his life.
After the dust settled, we were all discussing the scary incident and we all realized how ridiculous it was that none of us knew basic first aid skills.
Then, my daughter piped on and said, “instead of learning all these stupid subjects in school which nobody will ever use in life, why don’t the schools actually teach something useful?”
We all looked at each other and said, “this girl has a point. She is 100% right.”
The truth is, every single school should be teaching kids the basics of CPR, first aid and other important life skills. There’s no reason a child in school isn’t taught basic skills they can use in life and possibly even save a life with these skills.
I’m writing in hopes school administrators out there take this seriously and begin incorporating these life-saving subjects into their school’s classes – or at least as an extracurricular option.
Thank you for reading,
A Lakewood mother.
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