In the event that the cabin loses pressure, pull oxygen mask toward you to start oxygen flow. Put your oxygen mask on as quickly as possible. Help children and others with their masks only after yours is secure.
It’s a matter of survival when we fly. We need to be able to breathe on our own before we can help our children.
We listen when we’re on a plane.
Why don’t we listen in our daily lives?
It’s time to realize that when parents take care of themselves first, it’s not selfish.
We started this site to help parents remember that they need to breathe and take a moment to do something special for themselves each day.
We’re not talking spa vacation. We’re talking sitting down for a meal. Drinking our coffee when it’s hot.
Going for a walk. Taking a nap. Buying a new outfit.
Join us in making 2012 The Year of the Oxygen Mask. Read how other parents are making a lifestyle change to make their mental health a priority. Share with others what you plan to do to help yourself first.
Let’s all take that first deep breath together.