The B.A.D.A.S.S. Parent: Emergency First Aid Survival Skills
Every year, every day, with each new birth, a new generation begins. I've raised seven children, thus starting seven generations in a rural setting in the woods of Southern Lancaster County in Pennsylvania. During those years, I've seen and responded to childhood accidents in every conceivable instance, day and night, inside and outside, at every age. I've dealt with burns, concussions, choking, broken bones, stings and bites, and a whole lot more. Living so far away from the hospital, I learned quickly how to handle these types of incidents. And I am glad to say, all seven of those kids came out of it, alive and well.
In some of those instances, however, it could have been a different story had I not followed an approach I call B.A.D.A.S.S. A lot of what follows is not new—but it is told in a new way. It is a method that seemed to work for my family.