How to Write an Emergency Note to Your Child

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[Editor's Note: Apparently there is a growing trend for schools to ask parents to write a letter to give to their child in case of an emergency. Kind of a "this may be the last thing your child ever reads from you." But no pressure, right? Swistle recently went through the agony of trying to decide what to include in and how to write such a letter and shared her wisdom with us. But, oh, really? I'm just not sure I could do it! -Jenna]

A Reassuring Note for the Children's Emergency Kit; New Material to Keep the Parents Lying Awake:

365: 31 -  31.01.09So as I was lying awake night after night having horrified thoughts about this whole thing, I came up with two goals:

1. The note needs to reassure the child without going overboard/crazy, in the situations where it is mostly likely the note will be used: a bomb scare where there is no bomb, a tornado alert where the tornado does not arrive.

2. The note needs to still work if the child will, unthinkably, be treasuring this note forever.

 

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