|The Mini First Aid Team|
In case you hadn't realised by now, parenting basically means signing up for a lifetime of fear. I remember being so anxious for the first twelve weeks of my pregnancy and then having my scan and thinking all my worries were gone. How silly that girl was. I was a good kid - stayed in school; occasionally overdid it on the peach schnapps and yet I still shudder at what I put my parents through. I now understand how overwhelming it can feel to want to keep your child safe.
Within the multitudes of stresses parents may face, perhaps nothing is scarier than a situation in which your child is hurt. The best thing you can do is to stay calm, when staying calm is probably the furthest thing from your mind. That's why I'm so pleased to be able to offer two readers an amazing dose of reassurance with a two hour class from Mini First Aid. Mini First Aid offers first aid classes specifically tailored to parents, grandparents and carers. There's no dreary power point or stuffy presentation - it's a relaxed, interactive session offering practical, actionable advice such as how a spare breast pad can be part of your emergency first aid kit*. Most importantly babies are welcome, so you don't have to let being a parent get in the way of becoming the best parent you can be.
One of the other reasons I'm so eager to introduce Mini First Aid to my readers is that it's an organisation that supports working parents and provides a genuine opportunity to mix caring for children with building a business. Founder Kate Ball started Mini First Aid after realising how hard it would be to juggle her corporate job with motherhood; she wanted to create a flexible, fulfilling lifestyle for herself and has gone on to help her amazing team of trainers do the same for themselves. If you're looking for a new opportunity Mini First Aid is currently recruiting franchisees. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to express your interest.
I can tell you from personal experience that it feels so empowering as a parent to complete first aid training, so for a chance to win comment below and tell me what you think every parent should have in case of emergency.
Please note Mini First Aid classes run in limited locations.
* Answer will be revealed at your local Mini First Aid course :)