Take a moment and think about it. When you consider the fact that, as adults, a Naples real estate owner would never consider leaving his or her home without proper ID, like a valid Florida driver’s license. After all, we spend thousands on home and car alarms, we are even protecting our family pets with microchips; however, our most cherished possessions, our children, leave home without any identification.
Here are some questions that every man and women with a Naples home for sale should think about:
– In the event of a motor vehicle accident, in which you have been rendered unconscious, do the emergency medical professionals have a quick way of accessing your child’s specific medical history, including your child’s blood type, medical provider, allergies, any medications they may be taking at the time, or, even your family’s doctor’s name and phone number?
– Do you or your spouse, for that matter; carry your child’s specific identification, this should include an up to date picture?
– Do you, as responsible parents, take the time to talk with your children about child safety?
– If you became separated from your child in a crowd, would someone be able to contact you directly, or even know who your child was?
If your answer was no or I don’t know, don’t worry, you are not alone. The sad fact of the matter is that children do not carry identification; if they did they would likely lose it. Maybe it will be left at the restaurant, the park, or the beach. Then some stranger will know where to find little Bobby in his bed at night. Yikes!
Fingerprints, DNA information, pictures and even dental records will and are only ever used after the fact. Think of it as locking the barn after the horse gets away. It’s unfortunate that as parents, we feel that we have done all possible to protect our children by having recorded this information. This is the first step, and a very important step in the safety of your child; however, as a parent, the only time you ever want to look at your child’s identification kit is and should be when you update it. This is a very important step towards safeguarding against the unthinkable. Few people are aware that children’s fingerprints are actually changing for the first 4-5 years of their life; therefore, it is imperative that this information gets updated at least once a year, and every 6 months for the first three years of a child’s life.
The purpose of this article is not to alarm you but to inform you, as we are all aware, information is a powerful tool. If, in reading this, you took a moment to think about your child’s safety, please email this article to as many people as you know and encourage them to do the same. Share it with your popular social media outlets, like Facebook and Twitter. The children of parents in Naples luxury homes are, after all, your most valuable possessions as well as our future.
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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty serves 19 counties throughout Florida with over 40 locations and approximately 1,800 Sales Professionals. The full-service brokerage company, founded in 1999, is a subsidiary of Lennar Corporation, a Fortune 500 company and is a franchise member of the Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices’ network, one of the few organizations entrusted to use the world-renowned Berkshire Hathaway name. The company offers residential and commercial services as well as seasonal rentals, property management, REO & Foreclosures, corporate relocations, referral services, title, home service plans, and personal concierge services. Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty ranks in the Top 10 in the network among 42,000 Sales Professionals, 1,200 offices throughout 47 states. The company is the overall No. 1 fundraiser for The Sunshine Kids Foundation, having generated more than $3.37 million since 2001. Visit www.BHHSFloridaRealty.com.