Safety in YOUR Home and Preventing Home Accidents

There are ways for us to prevent home accidents in our homes and parents should have the Home Accident Prevention Audit (HAPA) to safe-proof their homes from any undue harm from occurring. It is a detailed checklist created that goes over the top 5 fatal accidents in the home for prevention. There are many more, yet these are the ones that kill 18,000 and injure 13 million each year. Other than state agencies, there is no one human trying to safeguard families from home accidents from tragedies in their homes. My experiences with crises and traumas have led me to this point in my life and I have made this my mission to save others before they face the nightmares I have lived through.

Fires, poisonings, drownings, Falls, and suffocation/choking are the top 5 fatal accidents in the home and I have had first-hand experience with 3 of the 5. I have lost close family in a house fire, which devastated me when I was 15, and then had a close friend lose her child in a pool drowning. Life seems unfair so many times, yet answers can come later down the road. In 2011, my next tragedy happened when my baby girl was crushed by her dresser and TV when she climbed up them and pulled them down on top of her. This nightmare was what changed my entire life and brought me to the understanding of what my purpose is in this world… helping others and saving lives.

Jesseca is a complete miracle today after doctors told us she would not make it with so much trauma to her brain, yet I am here to tell you, there is power in prayer and divine intervention. She is a perfectly normal child today with hearing loss in her right ear. Everyday is a new day and we are very blessed to watch up and have her in our lives. She has helped me decide to get back in school and make this my profession.

Helping people in ways life has touched me through tragedies and gotten me through the hardest of times is a way of coping for me. I know how hard it is to suffer through loss and devastation. I can relate with love, compassion, and an empathic ear. I have studied hypnotherapy to help those who cannot grasp their loss and need help overcoming their negative mindset. Helping anyone who is suffering from an accident in their home helps me heal even more, if that makes sense.

Safety in YOUR home is my number one goal. Prevention can and will be first with the HAPA. Since, I cannot prevent every home from accidents; coaching toward a brighter tomorrow can help when tragedy strikes the home and individuals or families need me. I have been there and can relate, so don’t just cope… there’s always hope.

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Working From Home and Parenting! Can I Balance It?

It’s so amazing how it’s not only children who grow, us parents do too. As we gain insights about ourselves these can be very powerful lessons we can miss if we are not in tune to receive it. I remember this incident that happened a while back that woos my soul every time I remember and reflect on it.

Around 9:00PM one night about a year ago, I put my sons Riley and Micah, to bed after an incredible day with them both. It was a frustrating day that was filled with screaming matches, crying, accidents with potty training (we had been working hard on that one) and meltdowns. Friends, that day was one of the days that both of my boys really wore me out completely – I needed a parental time out.

During the week we usually have one day where either myself or my wife spend the entire day with them, without taking them to daycare, and it was my turn to keep them. I thought that I could get some business done by making my calls from my home office with the door open so I could keep an eye on both boys.

Lets just say that was a bad idea. My younger son had just started walking two months earlier and he was climbing and reaching higher for stuff off the bookshelves and on top of the tables. He discovered his legs and I guess he had all that stored up energy as he got tired of crawling and now he was putting it to use running through my office.

Quite frustrated I finally had resigned to the fact after about four hours or so that when I have the day with my sons even though I will try to squeeze some work in, hardly any work will get done if any. At that moment I remembered a story that a nurse at the hospital once told me.

It was about a successful businessman whose father passed away who was going through his fathers belongings after his funeral. His father was a very busy diplomat who was always traveling. As he found his dad’s old journals he was so excited. At last he could have something to help him remember and even connect deeper to the dad he treasured and loved so much.

As he was going through the ones his dad kept in his early years the businessman couldn’t help but remember that afternoon, when he was ten years old, that day after school when he and his dad went fishing and how special it made him feel. They didn’t catch but one small fish but to him, a young boy the it was incredible. As a child he always remembered that day. He felt like as busy as his dad was, that day he came by and they spent an entire afternoon together, Just both of them.

His dad was always busy with traveling and all the time the son felt that that day was the best memory he had to treasure.

At last he found that month of that year of their fishing date, then the day and with anticipation he looked through the entry for that day with excitement just to see what his dad thought of that special day. To his shock this is what his dad’s entry read. ” Spent the afternoon with my son, went fishing…. what a waste of time”

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