Coexistence with Covid-19 has now become a reality that inevitably has to be faced by the people of Indonesia. This decision was forced to be the last choice when the positive case of the corona virus did not go down, while the national economy itself still had to rise.

Since the transition from social restrictions to new normal was implemented, almost all activities began to run as usual. The employees are already working from the office again, the mall and shopping center reopened, but for schools and colleges, teaching and learning activities are still carried out online from home.

Then, is it possible for children to return to school in the new normal era which incidentally almost all cities are still not free from the Covid-19 pandemic?


The Indonesian Ministry of Education and Culture is now preparing to reopen school activities in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic starting in July or the start of the new school year 2020/2021. The plan, schools will be gradually opened. Starting from the level of junior high school-equivalent, followed by the elementary level-equivalent two months later, and the level of PAUD-equivalent four months later.

Scheme of teaching and learning activities have also been prepared during the application of this new normal. According to Minister of Education and Culture Nadiem Makarim, only schools in the green zone are allowed to hold face-to-face teaching and learning activities, even that with strict health protocols.

Referring to national data, there are only about 6 percent of students in the green zone. While the other 94 percent is spread in the red, orange and yellow zones. If it turns out that the green zone has changed to a yellow, orange, or red zone, face-to-face teaching and learning activities must be stopped.


Working, teaching and learning activities face to face certainly cannot be left too long. Like it or not to be active and productive again, children must return to school. Even this can affect their achievement, considering that not all home environments can be said to be conducive to home schooling.

Then, how should parents behave so that children can live a new normal life at school, while avoiding corona virus exposure?

Summarizing the various sources, here are 5 tips for safe schooling in the midst of the pandemic that parents can apply to children:

1. Give an idea of ​​what the new normal era looks like

First, give an idea of ​​what the new normal era is like. New normal is a condition where activities continue as usual, including school, but that does not mean the corona virus has subsided. Parents need to give an idea to children so that they remain alert when they return to school. In addition, for children entering new levels of education, also provide an overview of the new environment. Like from elementary to junior high, what are the things that differentiate? In terms of subjects, there are some new additions such as Physics or Economics. Also reassure children that they will be able to adjust and live everything smoothly.

2. Remind again the danger of corona virus

Outbreaks of the corona virus will certainly have an unpleasant effect on the lives of children, especially when going to school in the new normal era. Before that, parents need to give more understanding to children about the dangers of the corona virus. A good understanding will certainly not make the child afraid, but more alert to the new environment. We can educate children about what can and should not be done if entering school while the corona virus pandemic is still ongoing.

3. Teach and familiarize children with health protocols

This new school year is very different from before. Children are required to return to school even though the pandemic has not yet ended. Under these conditions, of course parents must familiarize children with health protocols even if the area is in the green zone. Well, health protocols that must be obeyed while in school include:                                          • Wear a mask                                                                                                                                                                                     • Always carry a hand sanitiser in a uniform pocket to avoid oblivion.                                                  • Wash your hands diligently with soap provided in the school environment.                                 • Keeping distance with friends when at school.                                                                                               • Bring supplies or snacks from home to make it more hygienic.                                                           • Avoid shaking hands with all school members.                                                                                          • Avoid contact with people in the school environment who look ill.                                                        • Not sharing or sharing food and drinks with friends.

4. Practice the discipline

Learning at home while making it difficult for children to adapt to school routines if the new school year has arrived. This is the duty of parents to equip their children to be more disciplined, and not feel awkward to enter their new environment. Children must be discipline to get used to rearranging their lives as usual. Discipline can be done starting from sleeping not too late at night, getting up early, eating breakfast, preparing school needs, and so forth.

5. No need to worry too much

Excessive parental anxiety can make children afraid to face this situation. It is natural that feelings of anxiety arise when having to release a child in a new environment in a pandemic situation like now. However, we also need to think about the impact on children. Parental anxiety can make a child feel uncomfortable, he will later feel insecure and anxious because affected by the attitude of his parents. Therefore, avoid excessive anxiety because instead of being a solution, it will make the situation worse.

That’s like the preparation that must be done when the child enters school in the new normal era. When parents have provided enough education about how to deal with the new environment during this pandemic, afterwards enough to trust everything that has been taught to the child. In addition to the above, always communicate with the person in charge and the teacher at the school to monitor the condition of the surrounding environment.

Debut Didi Kempot The Godfather of Broken Heart in Nederland

Didi Kempot (53) brought people closer together and blurred cultural distances. An excerpt from the life story of the famous singer Didi Kempot. On Tuesday morning 5 May around 09.00 am Indonesia time, the sad news from Solo Indonesia learned of his death in the hospital Kasih ibu.

Didi Kempot

Born December 31, 1966 (age 53), Surakarta-Indonesia
Full name: Didi Presetyo. Didi Kempot is from an artistic family and his father Ranto Edo Gudel, brothers Mamiek Prakoso and Sentot Kempot have already passed away and have also acquired name recognition in the artistic world of Indonesia. His brother Antonius Lilik Subagyo spoke to the media shortly after his death. His sister Veronika Tatik Hartati and younger brother Eko Guntur Martinus are from the same family.

Didik Presetyo in the mid 90s

In 1995 the band Batara with Didi was brought to the Netherlands. His songs stood out among the Surinamese Javanese music scene in the Netherlands after an informal compact disc with the title track We Cen Yu appeared on the market in Dutch with the songs Sir Siran, Cidro, Stop Kerak, Ngedebus and other compelling tracks that are known. as a two step (one-two) among the Surinamese of Jawa.

Since January 1990, before the informal CD We-Cen-Yu (1994) was released, the music cassette with the aforementioned songs was already in the possession of Soewarto Mustadja, who was at that time radio coordinator of Radio Bangsa Jawa ing Amsterdam and was played daily on the Amsterdam cable frequency in the analog era of cassette tapes and vinyl sound sources.

He gave the tape to the multi-instrumentalist Hendrik Mento to elaborate that style on the Surinamese music scene, which unfortunately remained an intention. Didi started out as a street musician and the producer Pompi saw music in Didi.

He has many albums to his name in his career and an unprecedented number of popular songs written and performed. As mentioned earlier, the search started with the already deceased well-known composer / singer bapak Is Haryanto (King of Pop Jawa). Via Mamiek Prakoso known from Sri Mulat, contact was made with Didi and the production of his first albums started under the label Pasta Music and Entertainment from Alkmaar, the Netherlands.

The music publisher responded to the development within the Surinamese Javanese organizations and, in consultation with the singer, after returning from Suriname established a Foundation called PASTA with the seat Alkmaar and then The Hague.

Didi proposed for Persatuan, but on the advice of Nann Kasanpawiro the name was changed to Paguyupan Artis Saking Tanah Air, a combination of artists from the native country (Indonesia-Suriname and the Netherlands) and Mas Jo was statutory chairman of the board from 1996 to October 2007 with treasurer Henry Amatmarwan. On October 1, 2007, the resettlement of Mas Jo in his native Suriname was a fact. The content of the song Lobi Sranan has been confirmed on the CD Bintang Jawa Volume 10.

The band Keri-keri Ketipung with, among others, the late drummer Hendrik Mesir, led by bapak Moesa from Haarlem, who initially also played a not negligible selfless logistical role upon his arrival at Schiphol. At that time, security was not as stringent as it is now and you could get a day pass for certain parts of the airport under supervision. The band that had a short life span played all the songs of Didi’s music cassette on heyday and organized small and large events in the Netherlands.

The clubhouse of the football club Tedo in The Hague, the former Amicitia building and the PWA halls in Zoetermeer were renamed for Surinamese standards a kind of Pop Javanese music temple compared to the popular Amsterdam Pop Temple Paradiso. The music band Melati from Utrecht had the honor to take on the accompaniment for the first time solo singer from Java, who was working at the time. The composer Williams and singer Ilsje Setroredjo were also members of the backing band. Didi’s first performance was held in the Royal event hall in Rotterdam-the Netherlands and immediately caught the attention of the general public.

In February 1995, Suriname received its first Javanese-language radio station and Mr. Soewarto Moestadja, now Minister of Labor and chairman of the Foundation for the promotion and development of Jawa Music in Suriname (stg. Jamu), was at the time the coordinator of radio Garuda. he became minister of Social Affairs and Housing and Mr. Stanley Sidoel took office as director of the media house.

He first traveled to Suriname in April 1996, after his album Layang Kangen (Angri fu yu, translation by Eddie Assan). The initiator Pat Amatmarwan and friends believed that Didi should get to know Sranan. The album was a bombshell during the commemoration and celebration of 105 years of Javanese Immigration (1995) in the Ijsbaan van Zoetermeer that was transformed into an event hall. In February of that year Suriname received the first Javanese-tinted radio station, namely radio Garuda.

In 1999 the music publisher was approached by the Ministry of Education to breathe new life into the last operational audio visual studio in Solo (Central Java), Lokonanta, due to the prevailing economic conditions. A great opportunity to showcase the artists associated with the Pasta Musika Solo label and to involve them in the development.

Pat then brought in Didi and Is Haryanto (RIP) who was not yet known in Indonesia at the time. With the project Stasion Balapan Didi Kempot broke through and caught the attention of many major music producers. Agreements were made that he was free to develop his musical career, The living legend was born.

In 10 years he has released over 100 albums. Due to his many performances in Indonesia in recent years, he has committed a kind of overkill on his condition and had achieved economic success. The people-to-people contact with the music publisher living in the Netherlands was well maintained until his death and was also agreed to be able to continue to do incidental projects and Didi Kempot has always kept his appointment. Pat’s wife, Marie Amatmarwan, received hundreds of Whatsapp messages as a token of participation from the revived Didi Kempot.

Tour tour Didi and popularization through Suriname. 

His debut tour (1996) was accompanied musically by band Astaria with: Trisman Ralim (RIP), Frits Djodikromo (RIP), Gerold Limon (RIP), solo guitarist Maon Kasanwidjojo, Robby (percussionist) van Blauwgrond and Heidi Jubitana. The rehearsals were held on the Waaldijkstraat.

The tours that followed were accompanied by the bands Utama and Kasimex by Remie Bhailal musically by Didi Kempot’s pop shows.

It was also Soewarto Moestadja who nominated Didi to the then President Jules Albert Wijdenbosch for a special recognition and he received a Gold Medal for the way in which he interpreted Angin Paramaribo (the wind of Paramaribo) a composition by the arranger Demis Wongso, supplemented by sophisticated solo guitar by Orlando Mendeszoon from Rotterdam.This album with the title track Angin Paramaribo appeared shortly after his first CD entitled Kenyo Suriname.

The following year, a 3rd album entitled Kembang Amben was released. The dozens of works for the Surinamese and pop jawa music lovers living in the Netherlands and his video clips will undoubtedly be found in the collections of music collectors and media houses and on hard disk.

Didi has written one hit after another in recent years. We remember only a few of his hits including: Angin Paramaribo, Trimo Ngala (Suket Teki), Layang Kangen, Solo Balapan (breakthrough 1999), Cidro, Sewu Kuto, Hello Sayang, Pamer Bojo and many other tracks.Especially in the Campur Sari genre he has become very famous in recent years.

Didi is loved by both the young and the elderly for his catchy recognizable songs of life with sometimes compelling danceable rhythms. For every occasion he has written songs in the life cycle of traditional events among Javanese (birth, birthday, circumcision, Mother and Father’s Day and marriage), but he also wrote religious Muslim songs. He has also been promoted by the media house radio and television Mustika for years.

Nationally, he also carried out productions for the army. His contribution to the promotion and development of Javanese music in Surinam and the Netherlands among Surinamese and in particular the Javanese is unprecedented. For every occasion Didi has written lyrics from a variety of genres with musical influences and inspirations from Latin America and the West.

The singer is extremely popular among many Surinamese and last performed in a packed ANS in Paramaribo on September 29, 2018. During that evening, the president and First Lady were also guests of honor of the organizer and entrepreneur Krama and he received from President Bouterse a placard.

On October 3 of that year, he paid a courtesy visit with his retinue to the Department of Labor to demonstrate his gratitude for the support he has received from Mustadja since the 1990s. The then Indonesian Ambassador Dominicus Supratikto was also present at the occasion.

Recently, he wrote a very appropriate song and recorded a video clip in the fight against the corona virus. In his final years, Didi Kempot has enjoyed unprecedented popularity in Indonesia and has also performed charity concerts.

On December 6, 2016, he also performed at the Tribute of the Kroncong King Mus Mulyadi in Jakarta. Just before the outbreak of COVID-19, Stanlee Rabidin visited Indonesia and performed together with a large audience with the song Pamer Bojo.

In the music scene of Indonesia, April last year Mus Mulyadi died and on May 5 this famous singer Didi Kempot was brought to life. He was buried the same day in Ngawi-East Java and could be followed live worldwide.

The famous singer is buried next to his daughter Lintang, who unfortunately was not allowed to see the light of day due to a miscarriage. He then wrote the song Baji Suci on the album Angin Paramaribo in honor of his daughter with his wife Putri.

An Indonesian with a Surinamese thinking and lifestyle, according to music publisher Pat during a telephone flashback from and about Didi Kempot.

As known, Didi Kempot did not suffering from illness. Even a few days before his death, Didi Kempot had time to raise funds for Covid-19 was collaborate with Kompas TV and success manage 7,6 billion funds.

Have a good trip Didi, selamet jalan. Till we meet again, sampai jumpa. RIP DIDI KEMPO The Godfather of broken heart.

Covid-19 Village Lockdown, a Local Wisdom of Yogyakarta cultural

Cultural strategic to overcome the Covid-19 outbreak

The lockdown policy to deal with the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic in Indonesia reaps the pros and cons for a long time. The government seems hesitant to take a stand because of the economic consequences, budget availability and other social problems as its derivatives. However, the news on television, radio and social media which is so intensive and excessive, sounds strong in the community, causing anxiety. In this context, the community members in the villages made decisions independently, that is, they made local lockdown decisions.

In many villages in Yogyakarta, the lockdown decision was taken after the government determined the status of the Covid-19 disaster, on March 17, 2020. The decision was also due to the people’s insistence, after Covid-19 victims in several countries had begun to fall. Whereas in Indonesia itself residents who have been infected with Covid-19, including the Minister of Transportation, Mr. Budi Karya Sumadi. Despite determining the status of the disaster, the government has not quickly made clear and firm policies regarding how to deal with the Covid-19 outbreak systematically. There is only an appeal to do social restrictions ( social distancing ), advice diligently washing hands with soap, and other educational campaigns.

While the upheaval of the Covid-19 outbreak in the community was increasingly burning, one of which was the lockdown issue which also did not raise certainty. In this atmosphere, the people in the villages who were very sensitive and responsive to the outbreak made a village lockdown policy. Village Lokcdown was carried out long before the government made a policy of Large-scale Social Enforcement (PSBB), on March 31, 2020. This PSBB policy was a form of avoiding the word lockdown which was considered more extreme, full of responsibility for fulfilling residents’ quota.

If the government avoids the word lockdown as a choice of words or policies, why do villagers actually dare to make a lockdown policy? What is the meaning of the lockdown pronunciation for residents in the village? From the developing social phenomena, this pronunciation has exceeded the meaning of regulation in the proper formal rules. This word has been contextualized according to the interests, functions and uses of the villagers. Lockdown banners in the villages side by side with sentences in other banners, ranging from lovedown village to the choice of the word satire download village. Some of them even have an economic nuance, a lockdown village: a plecit bank can get in.

This kind of social phenomenon can also be called a cultural strategy that reflects local wisdom. In this context the cultural tactics meant, the lokcdown policy as a strategy for the villagers in preventing the spread of the Covid-19 outbreak that was carried out independently. The village lockdown policy is also an ideological criticism of the government which still maintains a slow and uncertain bureaucratic culture in making policies to deal with the Covid-19 outbreak.

Form of Local Wisdom

The village lockdown policy as part of the community’s cultural strategy in preventing the spread of the Covid-19 outbreak, took the form of three approaches: First , control of regional surveillance. Second, monitoring the health of citizens and Third, social and economic solidarity.

Regional supervision control, as can be seen closing the various entrances and exits of the village is integrated into one door, as well as guard posts that are also installed with various village lockdown banners. The village entrance is guarded for 24 hours, as is the case for RT / RW-based patrol systems. Everyone who goes in and out is stopped to be given disinfectant fluids, especially for motorists and cars. There are also villages that use a combination of motion sensors with a disinfectant liquid tube, so anyone who enters and exits the village is automatically doused with the liquid.

This kind of surveillance control is to ensure the trace of contact of people entering the village, especially for travellers who come to the village who have the potential to infect their families and neighbours. As when two travellers from Jakarta came to my village, they lived in Yogyakarta. One of the travellers from Jakarta, because he did not want to isolate independently, eventually moved to the district of his native area outside the city.

While the other home comers from Jakarta, even though they were in good health, when they returned home, infected Covid-19 with his wife and were hospitalized. Villagers found out after the village government had received word from the hospital that there were positive citizens of Covid-19. Villagers build solidarity with each other to support their daily needs, when the village government makes a policy for the family to carry out isolation independently for 14 days to prevent transmission to other residents.

Through the cash collections (monthly contributions) of residents’ cash, the youths also spray every week to residents’ homes to eradicate Covid-19, which is likely to be attached to the doors and windows of residents’ homes and strategic places, such as other places of worship.

The most problematic in handling the Covid-19 outbreak, which concerns religious issues, such as organizing congregational prayers and Friday prayers. In the end, the influence of religious organizations’ fatwas, such as NU, Muhammadiyah and others, is very influential, whether in the village lockdown policy religious activities in the mosque are still being held or not. Through a deliberative approach to wisdom, moderate paths eventually become a common choice.

Wisdom Replication

In an atmosphere of concern due to the increasing number of citizens who have the status of People in Monitoring (ODP), Patients in Oversight (PDP) and victims died, accompanied by an atmosphere of uncertainty about the end of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Government seems to need much to learn even to replicate the local wisdom of the community. Village management in making lockdown policies, shows a form of local wisdom that marks the alertness and speed in making decisions to protect its citizens from the threat of plague. Residents really feel directly the benefits of the village lockdown policy.

For the sake of the constitutional mandate in an effort to protect all levels of citizens, the government should not be swiftly inferior to its citizens in the villages. The government must be quick to overcome the problems that lie within its own circle, such as conflicts of interest between ministries and bureaucratic officials whose work is still slow, as seen in meeting the needs of health personal protective equipment for medical workers. Quite a few medical workers have fallen victim to Covid-19, as a result of government policy slowness.

Likewise the implementation of the social safety net program, do not let aid be misplaced, do not create justice which makes conducive atmosphere in the community torn apart by conflicting government program assistance.

We hope that the people’s trust will not fade to the government, because it could result in the work of handling the Covid-19 epidemic not to be effective. If it is symptomatically strong, then the greatest danger of this nation is no longer a corona virus, but a conflict of power which will make the suffering of the people worse.

Indonesia is fortunate to still have exemplary villages whose citizens are full of initiative, harmony, solidarity and speed of responding to the Covid-19 pandemic independently. Although it is not permissible for villagers to continue to carry out prolonged independent mitigation. In the end the state must remain present undergoing its constitutional duties.

Psysical activity for asmathic child

Can your asthmatic child participate in physical activity?

Exercise-induced asthma is likely to affect 80 to 90% of children with asthma. This can be a reason for fear for the child and the parents, especially when teaching physical education and sports at school. Regular physical activity helps develop the lung capacity of the asthmatic child. Thus, it is important to allow the child to play sports in order to improve his quality of life on a daily basis. However, precautions must be taken to practice physical activity safely.

How to recognize exercise-induced asthma?

Exercise asthma manifests itself a few minutes after intense physical exertion. Symptoms are those of asthma (wheezing, difficulty breathing, coughing).Generally, they regress spontaneously after 30 to 40 minutes. Symptoms can sometimes be unusual (chest pain, decreased performance, coughing fits).

Can asthmatic children play sports?

Asthma is not a contraindication to the practice of sport. On the contrary, an asthmatic child can and must do sports. Abnormal shortness of breath, fear of the onset of the crisis or fear of mockery from comrades, can cause the child to practice less and less physical activity. He then becomes less tolerant of effort, his physical capacities diminish, and he enters the vicious circle of physical deconditioning. Conversely, regular physical activity increases exercise tolerance by reducing breathing discomfort during exercise. Sports activity increases respiratory capacity, decreases the intensity of crises and allows better respiratory control. This better breath control allows the child to live with less anxiety from the asthma attack, to have less use of crisis treatment and to better accept the disease. In addition, sport is essential for relationship development, the child feels less isolated, which improves his quality of life.

What sport for my asthmatic child?

All sports can be practiced (except scuba diving with a bottle which is most often contraindicated). However, the effort must be regulated. Two factors must be taken into account: the intensity of the effort and the duration of it. Brief, strenuous exercise, as well as prolonged but lightly strenuous exercise, carries little risk. The intense exercises of 6-8 minutes are the most at risk. Long runs are likely to trigger a crisis when their intensity is too high. Thus, the child can run for a long time at moderate intensity. This level of intensity corresponds to the dyspn ea threshold, which is the moment when breathlessness appears and which therefore corresponds to the running speed that the child should not exceed. During exercise, the environment plays a very important role: the inspired air can contain pollutants, allergens or particles favoring the triggering of the crisis. It is best to avoid exercise on days of high pollination or peak pollution. Cold, dry air is asthmogenic, so it is advisable to favor activity in a hot and humid environment.

Weakly asthmogenic activities Highly asthmogenic activities.
  • Racquet sports (tennis)
  • Combat sports (judo, karate, etc.)
  • Sprint
  • Gymnastic
  • Golf
  • Alpine skiing
  • Market
  • Handball
  • Swimming
  • Soccer
  • Rugby
  • Horse riding
  • Cycling
  • Long distance race
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Ice Hockey
  • Skating

How to treat a stress asthma attack?

Current physical activity must be stopped. Be sure to sit and reassure the child. Follow the action plan in the event of an asthma attack. This is based on the administration of a fast-acting bronchodilator (eg VentolineⓇ). If there is no improvement, the administration of the crisis treatment will be repeated 5 to 10 minutes after. In case of signs suggesting a severe crisis (child having difficulty speaking, prostrate, pale, etc.) or in the absence of improvement following the administration of crisis treatment, an emergency service should be contacted (n ° 15 or 112). In order for your child to be able to follow sports education at school in complete safety, it is recommended to draw up an individualized reception protocol (PAI) with the reception structure for your child.

How to prevent these stress asthma attacks?

The prevention of stress asthma attacks relies on different elements.

Before practicing a sporting activity the child must have a good control of his asthma in order to have a good respiratory function at rest. For this, good compliance with the background treatment is essential. Do not hesitate to talk about it with the doctor who monitors your child.

Drug prevention most often consists of the administration of a short-acting bronchodilator (ex: VentolineⓇ) 10 to 15 minutes before the start of sports activity. The child must be in possession of the emergency treatment during sporting activity. Crisis treatment must be brought to the attention of the physical education and sports teacher, in particular by setting up an IAP.

Non-drug prevention consists of preparing your effort well. The beginning and the end of the physical exercise must be progressive. Warming up is essential because it helps prepare the bronchi for physical activity. A general warm-up by breathing exercises promotes breath control. It is advisable to breathe through your nose so that the inhaled air warms and moistens. At the end of the exercise it is necessary to stop gradually so that the bronchi adapt to a breathing of rest.

Therapeutic education is also very important because it will allow your child to recognize the warning signs, aggravating factors, asthma symptoms and to manage his stress asthma attack well. Many asthma schools across the territory welcome you with your child to discuss all the questions related to the management of your child’s asthma on a daily basis.

Finally, the main long-term treatment for exercise-induced asthma is improving your child’s physical abilities. Regular physical training helps to reduce the threshold for the appearance of exercise-induced asthma, to have better breath control and thus improve the quality of life of your child. For children whose respiratory function at rest is very impaired, supervised exercise training programs exist. The important thing is to practice physical activity at your own pace, to have fun, which will contribute to the quality of life of the child.

Febrile convulsions in children or babies


If the temperature is at least 38 ° C, a child may have convulsions: these are febrile convulsions. They are generally not serious and do not leave any after effects on the child’s brain, despite their impressive manifestations:

  • Symmetrical muscle spasms shake the child’s body;
  • The members move involuntarily, in a jerky and symmetrical manner;
  • The child loses consciousness or has a short absence;
  • Child’s eyes may roll over or remain fixed

The crisis can last from 1 to 5 minutes. The end of the crisis is marked by a recovery phase during which the child is sleepy and often breaths loudly. The child returns to normal within 10 minutes.


In the event of a febrile convulsion attack, certain measures should be applied:

  • Put the child in the lateral safe position (PLS): on the side, the head slightly lower than the body. This will allow an easier evacuation of saliva and prevent possible false routes as well as choking in case of vomiting;
  • Stay close to the child and monitor him so that he does not hurt himself, especially at the level of the head;
  • Support the child’s head;
  • Leave it free to move. Do not try to open his mouth and introduce nothing into it: no object that can hurt him, no medicine, or your fingers (unless it is necessary to remove a foreign body such as a toy or food)
  • Loosen his clothes and discover the child, because of his fever.
  • Note the time of the start of the febrile convulsion attack.


If the febrile seizure attack lasts less than 5 minutes and the child recovers well in less than 10 minutes, there is no need to call the emergency services. It is however recommended to consult a doctor or a pediatrician in order to make sure that this episode is indeed a febrile convulsion and to look for the cause of the fever such as for example an otitis, a chickenpox, a nasopharyngitis, a roseola,…

When to call medical emergencies? In rare cases, seizures can be accompanied by complications and should lead to an immediate emergency call (15 or 112). These “complicated” seizures occur mainly in children under the age of one.

Here is the list of complications that require the use of emergency services:

  • The child is less than 6 months old or more than 5 years old;
  • The seizure attack lasts more than 5 minutes;
  • It takes more than 10 minutes to recover from his seizure;
  • The convulsion episode is not isolated but repeated during the past 24 hours;
  • The child suffers from a neurological disease;
  • He has no fever;
  • His hands and lips were colored blue (cyanosis);
  • He has disturbed breathing;
  • Convulsions affect only one side of the body;
  • He presents with a paralysis following the convulsion;

Business Continuous Plan for small business


Small business owners know this: time is a precious resource. There are never enough hours in a day for those who use all their energy, their foresight and their diplomacy to run the machine smoothly. In short, it is difficult to find time for hypothetical reflections when you juggle with a host of very real imperatives.

Unfortunately, disasters strike without warning – and more often than we think. A sudden incident that interrupts your activities or prevents your talented employees from doing their job can have disastrous consequences, especially if you don’t know how to react to it. Data leaks, hurricanes, fires, virus outbreaks… With the right business continuity plan, your small business can overcome big obstacles.

What is business continuity, and why is it so important?

Your worst professional nightmare becomes reality: an incident suspends all activity in your business. While you are dealing with the immediate consequences of the flood, fire, pandemic or other serious event, you also have logistical challenges to overcome: trying to get employees back to work, avoiding any power cuts. material supply, maintain demand for your services, etc.

Does this scenario give you cold sweats? You are not alone. This is where the business continuity plan comes into play: it involves anticipating the financial and operational consequences of a disruption, to provide the means to ensure the quickest possible return to normal.

Business continuity planning is based on several important elements, including assessing the main risks and managing them using emergency plans, business insurance, and appropriate recovery and continuity plans. But before you get into the details, you need to know exactly where your business is – including what its flaws are.

How to develop a strategy?

To develop an appropriate continuity plan, you need to know the risks to which the business is exposed. It is impossible to foresee absolutely all the risks, but recognizing the main threats will help you speed up the recovery of your business.

Business impact analysis

Regardless of the size of your business, a business impact analysis will help you predict the effect of a major disruption on your business. The first step is to list and prioritize your services, products and activities of primary importance. You will know where to focus your attention.

The likelihood of a given type of incident also to be considered. In this regard, the field of activity and the location of your business are often determining factors (for example, a business set up along a river is particularly vulnerable to floods). There are, however, almost universal threats to small businesses in all sectors, such as pandemics and cyber risk.  A modern business continuity strategy should therefore provide the best way to respond to a virus outbreak and to overcome phishing scams, malware attacks, and the countless other cyber threats that threaten connected devices.

Content of plan

There is a type of plan for each aspect of an emergency. The following three are separate, but work together to help your business recover from a crisis.

The intervention plan is executed during the crisis to manage and contain the damage from the incident, whether it is a natural disaster, a security breach or a cyber attack. The aim of such a plan is to limit the damage, but also the costs of the immediate incident – an important short-term intervention.

The disaster recovery plan comes into play after this initial reaction. It helps you put in place measures to continue to curb the damage and, like the previous plan, it must clearly define the role played by each in the resumption of activities.

When it comes to cyber risks, the disaster recovery plan focuses on data: it provides for example the restoration of the IT infrastructure (even for a very small network) and the recovery of backup copies stored outside the places. In the case of natural disasters, such as floods, uncontrolled fires, earthquakes and hurricanes, the measures to be planned are quite different: access to a generator, direct line of communication with equipment specialists and suppliers, etc. .

The business continuity plan , which is broader in scope than the disaster recovery plan, often incorporates elements from other plans. It covers the business as a whole, generally prioritizing business concerns, such as finding a safe workplace for employees and making public relations efforts to limit the damage. It also aims to ensure the uninterrupted operation of network connections, equipment and essential applications.

Call in an expert

Remember that a lot depends on your business continuity plan – including your reputation. And as news spreads quickly in this digital age, you need to react as quickly as possible to reassure your customers and partners when an incident interferes with your business. If you communicate honestly and effectively while executing your plan, you have a better chance of maintaining customer loyalty and competitive advantage.

Depending on the size and nature of your business, you could benefit from retaining the services of experts to develop good intervention, recovery and continuity plans. There are many things to consider, and as they say, “prevention is better than cure”. A risk management specialist can help you assess threats and enhance your strategy with carefully chosen monitoring and training solutions.

3 tips for developing a quality continuity plan

Whether your business is large or small, there are many things to consider. Disaster recovery and business continuity plan templates can then be useful, as they help you organize your strategy and get you thinking about things you might not have even thought of. However, any plan can and should be adapted to the reality of your business.

Here are some tips for creating a continuity plan that reflects your image.

1|    Two heads are better than one

Sure, imagining every possible disaster scenario is no easy task, but by bringing your team together to discuss glaring (and less glaring) risks now, you’ll be able to respond well to a crisis later.

To get started, ask yourself questions like:

Is our building vulnerable to extreme weather events or natural disasters?   If so, you could provide a remote secondary workplace to accommodate your team in the event of a forced evacuation. Also consider ways to improve your current warning or alarm systems to speed up your response.

Are our files up to date?   By having a comprehensive list of important contact information, such as suppliers, service providers, emergency services and equipment specialists, on hand, you can save a great deal of time and energy when you are busy work hard to prevent further damage and loss. Conversely, an outdated contact list could slow down your recovery efforts by several hours or even days.

How do we manage our data?   In the face of cybercrime advances, it is more important than ever to back up your essential files frequently to a shared or external drive. Cloud servers, for example, are a good way to recover your data quickly and securely. If you don’t have an IT department to keep your security measures up to date, don’t forget to train your employees on detecting and reducing cyber risks.

Are we a target for thieves and other criminals?   If you are working with high-value materials or goods, sensitive information or anything else that makes thieves attractive, your staff should know how to react in the event of a break-in or confrontation. Also consider modernizing your surveillance systems. This list is just a starting point: a ton of other things can influence your risk. This is why it is better to bring your team together to consider them from all angles.

2|   Divide and rule

Everyone must have – and know – their role in resuming activities. Emergencies are often chaotic, and without a clear division of tasks, the mess can quickly set in.

Here are some ideas to simmer:

  • If you do not have a public relations team, designate a person responsible for communications in the event of a crisis (by writing a statement in advance, you will facilitate their work).
  • Make sure a few employees have basic first aid training; they will be able to offer immediate assistance while waiting for help to arrive.
  • Train more than one person on important tasks to prevent everything from ending due to the absence of a key employee.
  • Don’t be the only person who knows where important documents are: keep a colleague secret so that he can access emergency numbers and insurance documents if you are not there.

A back-up plan will help your business continue its work through remote access to data, external arrangements and pre-written statements to explain the state of your operations. It can also be useful to group employees into sub-teams to better organize the response in the event of a crisis.

3|   It is practice makes perfect

It is not enough to put the recovery plan in place: it still has to be tested and adapted regularly. Once the procedure to be followed in the event of a fire, cyber attack, theft or other disaster is clearly communicated (and recorded), it is appropriate to test it.

Simulation exercises, hypothetical scenarios and ongoing staff training can all help you to check if your plan is working well. Found a weak spot? Make it right! The most important thing about a business continuity plan is that it works for your business. It must therefore be tested and revised often. The more you test it, the more you can refine it, the more your team masters it, and the better you will be able to react in an emergency.

How to deal with Tantrum


Crises: a normal stage of development

Anger attacks are part of the normal development of the child, especially at the age when he begins to develop his autonomy, that is from 18 months. Some attacks last only a few minutes, but others can last for more than an hour.

Some children are more likely to have seizures than others. This may be due to the fact that they have a more assertive temperament or even less tolerance for frustration. It is also observed that tantrums are more common in children who are less comfortable expressing their dissatisfaction verbally. Their anger will then manifest itself in cries and gestures.

During a crisis, the child can:

  • yell;
  • cry;
  • kick, punch or head;
  • bite;
  • rolling on the ground or having uncontrolled gestures (“make the bacon”);
  • throw objects;
  • refuse to be caught;
  • hold your breath (do not worry, no intervention is necessary: ​​he will start to breathe normally by himself).

Why is he having crises?

For a toddler, crises are often a way of reacting when he feels overwhelmed by the intensity of his feelings or needs, and when he cannot express them. Even for a child who speaks well, putting words into their emotions and feelings is difficult and requires practice and encouragement.

Seizures often occur when a toddler:

  • cannot do what he wishes (faces a constraint);
  • must do something he doesn’t want;

Managing emotions is difficult for toddlers, which is why a child who is fluent in language can also have tantrums.

  • is overwhelmed by feelings of helplessness, frustration, anger, anxiety or even fear;
  • is tired, hungry, excited, or not well
  • fails to do something they want to do on their own;
  • lack of words to express themselves;
  • discovered by experience that a crisis allows him to get what he wants;
  • wants attention, perhaps because he feels left out, ignored or alone, or, on the contrary, because he tends to monopolize attention.

How to deal with tantrums?

Whatever the reasons for your child’s outbursts, here are some guidelines to help you deal with them:

  • Start by trying to appease and calm your child by naming his emotion: “I see that you are very angry! But don’t insist. If you try to reason with it, the crisis is likely to last longer. He’s probably in no condition to listen to you.
  • If your little one is not listening to you, observe him from afar and let the crisis pass without intervening, except to ensure his safety. So you have to stop it if it hits you or someone else, if it hits itself or if it throws objects. You can keep other people and things away from your child during the crisis. Wait until she has passed to chat with him.
  • Keep calm during the crisis, because getting carried away with your child would only make things worse. So, if you raise your voice, it will shout louder, not to mention that you may also scare it. If you are upset and another adult is present to keep your little one safe, stay away for a few minutes to regain your composure. If you are alone with your child, take a deep breath to regain control of your emotions.
  • Remember that it is important not to give in when he is angry, even if it is very tempting to give him what he wants when he hits you and yells in public. Even if you give in only once or twice, you teach him that his outbursts are an effective way to get what he wants.
  • If you are in a public place, do not worry about what people around you think: for each person who is critical of you, there is another who is understanding and sincerely sympathetic. Focus on the best way to deal with the situation and remember that perfect parents do not exist.
  • When the crisis is over, hold your child against you to calm and reassure him. These outbursts of anger, which he has difficulty controlling, also affect him. Help him talk about what happened, how he felt and why he was angry. If he doesn’t speak yet, do it for him. For example, say, “You wanted to do a nice tower with your blocks, but it always fell when you put the blue block. It made you angry and you started screaming. “
  • Suggest one or two things your child can do instead of a seizure. He will thus know that there are other means than shouts and blows to express his dissatisfaction. For example, he can breathe a few times like a butterfly when he feels anger rising in him, that is to say, take a deep breath by opening his arms like the wings of a butterfly and exhale by closing “his wings On his heart. Your little one can also say he is angry with words or draw his anger.
  • Do not put your child aside when he has an angry outburst, as this could cause him anxiety. Stay in his line of sight, as he is probably as upset as you are by his own reactions.

How to prevent crises?

Even if seizures are part of normal children’s development, you can help your toddler reduce the frequency. To prevent a crisis in public, clearly explain your rules before going out. Remember, however, that no parent can prevent all of their child’s tantrums. Here are some tips for reducing your child’s outbursts.

Meeting basic needs

  • Follow a stable routine for meals, snacks, and sleep.
  • Avoid making your child too tired or hungry. When you go out, remember to bring a snack.
  • If your child starts to show restlessness, try to see if he is tired, hungry, lack of space to play, etc.
  • If you know you are going to a place that he will find boring, consider taking things that can keep him busy.

Act before the first signs of anger

  • Place objects that he must not touch outside his reach and his field of vision in order to avoid temptations and, subsequently, crises.
  • Distract his attention when you feel his anger building up or take him to another room.
  • Find strategies to prevent your usual frustrations. For example, if your child often gets angry when his little sister defeats the puzzle he is doing, offer him to sit at the kitchen table rather than on the floor.
  • When you go out together, let him know what’s coming. If, for example, you go to the grocery store , tell him in advance that you are not going to buy him a treat, but that you will let him choose the cereals. You can also give it a small task to accomplish. For example, ask him to put oranges in a bag or to show you red, yellow objects, etc. When their brain is focused on a task, your little one is less likely to have a seizure.

Encourage other ways to express frustration

  • Help your child express his feelings in words and tell you how he is feeling. By encouraging him to talk about how he feels, you can help him better control his emotions and not be overwhelmed by them.
  • Be patient and try to set a good example for him. If you try to control your anger and frustration, your little one will tend to do the same. On the other hand, it is difficult to demand that he stop getting angry if you get carried away at the slightest glitch. When the situation is right, say out loud what you do to make yourself feel better when something bothers you, for example: “I’m disappointed that Martine doesn’t come for supper, but I’ll watch a good movie instead . “
  • Praise your child when they are able to express their negative emotions and needs in words rather than in crises.

When to consult?

Usually, tantrums tend to decrease in intensity and frequency around 3 or 4 years of age. Your child then develops better self-control of his impulses and can also express himself better with words. However, if he continues to have several attacks per week and their intensity does not decrease (your child has trouble calming down, he injures himself or others), a consultation with his doctor or the CLSC in your area would be desirable. His outbursts may be hiding another problem that specialists will help you spot. So together you can find ways to help him.

To remember

  • Anger is a normal stage in a child’s development, which occurs mostly between the ages of 18 and 36 months.
  • When your child has a tantrum, try to stay calm. Getting angry will only make things worse.
  • It is not possible to prevent all of your child’s tantrums, but you can help them decrease the frequency and intensity.

Counter-expertise in Property Insurance


It is not uncommon for the amount of compensation offered by insurance companies in the event of fire or flood claims to be deemed too small. Therefore, do not limit yourself to the opinion of the expert of your insurer, and seek the judgment of a counter-expert or private expert! Discover in this article the multitude of advantages of its intervention in the case of complete claims.

What are the advantages of calling upon a counter-expert in the event of a claim?

When unfortunately a complete fire or flood disaster occurs in a home, it is mandatory to notify your insurance company in order to be compensated. The insurer will assess the compensation to which the victim of the disaster is entitled by appointing a real estate expert to estimate the damage related to the disaster. It is on the basis of this expert’s report that the compensation will be calculated. If, however, the person concerned disputes the amount of compensation, he may call on a counter-expert to review upwards the amount deemed insufficient.

There are also other cases. There is no need to wait for the insurer to send its own expert. You are legally entitled to anticipate things, and to dispatch a counter-expert or private expert directly after the occurrence of the fire or water damage. This will save you precious time.

The value of a second opinion is major in order to obtain optimal financial compensation for the damage caused by the fire or the flood. It is common knowledge that insurance companies do their best to compensate their clients as thinly as possible, and to avoid any intervention by a counter-expert. This will allow you to benefit from an objective external opinion, to counterbalance the poor proposal of the insurer and to increase the amount of compensation through negotiations with the insurance company.

In addition to this major advantage, the counter expert will:

  • Establish damage files for movable and immovable property;
  • Compose the claim for compensation;
  • Defend the interests of the victims vis-à-vis the insurer;
  • Take the first precautionary measures.

Be aware that in the event of serious disagreement, the client can sue the insurance company. If necessary, the judge may mandate a judicial real estate expert to assess the damage and estimate the amount of compensation. This judicial real estate expert also intervenes in the event of disagreement during an inventory, problems of servitude or joint ownership, inheritance, etc.

Counter-expert fees: which part to pay them?

It is logical for the insurance to pay the fees of the counter-expert, but be vigilant with the clauses of the contract that you signed with your insurance company. Some of them do not stipulate anything in this regard in their contracts, which means in other words that it is the client who is unjustly responsible for paying the costs generated by the second opinion. Other insurers mention this aspect in their insurance policies, but limit the amount of fees covered. So keep an eye on the general conditions and the specific conditions of your contract. Be sure to sign a document in good and due form with an insurance company that pays fees for a second opinion deemed “normal”.

Counter-expertise: a service to request yourself, or via an insurance broker

It is obvious, in view of the aforementioned information, that it is not the insurance companies who will contact a real estate expert for you to carry out a second opinion of the damage caused by the disaster. It’s really up to you, or your insurance broker if you have one. This is also a good intermediary between the victim and the insurance company in the event of complete claims. He is also independent and therefore theoretically disinterested in the commercial objectives of insurance companies. He can therefore provide objective advice to the victim without lucrative ulterior motives.

Asthmatic Allergic


According to a recent survey published by the asthma allergies association many parents underestimate the risks of allergies in children. They can however be food respiratory cutaneous. We react so as not to let them spoil the life of our little ones.


It is an inappropriate reaction of the immune system against harmlessly based substances encountered by ingestion inhalation or contact with skin. The white blood cells then release various compounds that cause inflammation. children have been more and more concerned over the past twenty years.


  1. Hygienism. According to this hypothesis the young are no longer sufficiently exposed to microbes in their environment so that their immune system is less seasoned in the face of daily aggressions.
  2. The introduction of new proteins peas broad beans lupine etc. Into multiple foods could promote food allergies.
  3. Birth by caesarean section during the first months of life would induce intestinal flora unfavorable to the immune system unde r construction.
  4. Environmental pollution appears to be the cause of pollen allergies on the other hand it worsens asthma.


Skin allergies. Atopic eczema occurs between 3 months and 2 years of age in predisposed children. It is often localized on the cheeks and forehead. contact eczema is manifested by itchy red patches vesicles filled with clear fluid and crusts. As for hives it occurs after the ingestion of certain foods penicillin antibiotic after an insect bite or the inhalation of pollens. It causes redness of the  skin and a strong itch even angioedema swelling of the face.

Food allergies They occur with formula or during food diversification and can cause digestive skin or respiratory symptoms. They are most often involved in anaphylactic shock which manifests itself within five to twenty minutes of ingestion of the food that is not tolerated by tingling in the mouth edema of the lips and throat difficulty swallowing and breathing decreased blood pressure or even loss of consciousness. Certain food allergies heal spontaneously like those with milk or eggs which disappear before the age of 6 years.

Respiratory allergies Linked to pollens or mites, they develop later and can induce difficulty breathing, excessive shortness of breath on exertion, coughing, untimely sneezing, itchy eyes.


Prevention particularly concerns predisposed families, but must apply to all children.

  • Wash newborns only once in the day and grease their skin with emollients (Stelatopia, Topicrem, etc.) to prevent atopic eczema, which develops on excessively dry skin.
  • Do not sanitize the environment of the young, in order to direct their immune system towards defense against microbes. Unless allergy already known, it is desirable that they be in contact with animals and plants.
  • Begin food diversification from the age of 6 months – late diversification increases the risk of food allergies.
  • Ventilate the house at least thirty minutes a day and do not smoke (even at the window!), In order to limit indoor pollution.

In general, consult as soon as possible if you suspect an allergy. It is essential to prevent the development of multiple allergies. The doctor can order several examinations to identify the cause: the skin test – which involves injecting a very low dose of allergen under the skin -, the patch test, a patch soaked in allergen applied to the back for forty-eight hours or a blood test, which may reveal specific antibodies


The treatment combines drugs, which relieve symptoms, and avoidance of the allergen. Allergies justify regular monitoring by an allergist who adapts the treatment to the course of the disease and, if necessary, offers desensitization or induction of tolerance in a hospital environment.

  • Antihistamines are effective in rhinitis or conjunctivitis.
  • Corticosteroids, intended to neutralize inflammation, can be prescribed in drops, inhaler or ointment depending on the type of allergy.
  • Bronchodilators are essential during asthma attacks. Children with severe food allergies should always carry an adrenaline pen to inject, which is used to treat anaphylactic shock.

Relaxation or meditation techniques, adapted to the child, help limit stress, which promotes asthma attacks and rashes.


Always consult with doctor to control the symptom, help the child to manage his stress, and avoid the allergen. Keep health!

Home Insurance

What Is Home Insurance?

Home insurance offers cover intended to protect the family patrimony, whether it is housing or furniture, but also the occupants’ civil liability. In the event of a claim, and depending on the cover taken out, this contract provides partial or total reimbursement.

What Does Home Insurance Cover?

Home insurance covers:

  • Damage to property: premises for residential use, fences, retaining walls, outbuildings, veranda, garage, cellar, property development or share of common areas in a condominium.
  • Damage to people.Excluded: buildings under construction, plantations, garden sheds, external pipes, lighting installation, titles and securities, professional goods, the car. However, valuables are treated separately.

What Are The Guarantees ?

The main guarantees offered by a multi-risk home contract concern fire, water damage, glass breakage, freezing of pipes, natural disasters, theft or vandalism. Home insurance also offers an insured liability and privacy guarantee. It thus compensates for material or immaterial damage caused to third parties, neighbours or visitors.

Is Home Insurance Compulsory?

Owners, whether they are occupants or not, are not obliged to take out home insurance. Nevertheless, their responsibility will be engaged in the event of lack of maintenance at the origin of a disaster. The co-owners are obliged to insure themselves at least in civil liability.
Finally, it remains mandatory for tenants. Otherwise, he is liable to possible termination of the lease. Note that if the tenant has still not presented an insurance certificate one month after the signing of the lease, the owner can completely replace him and bill him!
Who should pay for home insurance?
The tenant signing the lease must of course pay his insurance policy. In the case of a property, it is recommended that the bare owner and the usufructuary pay together for the protection of the walls, their personal responsibility and the housing container.

What Price For Home Insurance?

The price of an insurance policy depends on a number of parameters:

  • the living area and the annexes,
  • the adjustment made,
  • the furniture,
  • the amount of the deductible,
  • optional guarantees.

That said, the average price on January 1, 2018 is 225 euros per year for an apartment and 370 euros for a house.

How To Take Out Home Insurance?

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You just have to answer a questionnaire online or at an insurer. No documentary evidence is required, but any false declaration will invalidate the contract. The questions relate to the status of the occupant, its location, the composition of the accommodation, the movable capital, the desired options …

How To Terminate A Home Insurance Contract?

The law provides for several cases to terminate a multi-risk housing contract:
Before the first expiry of the contract, i.e. two months before the anniversary date of its signature by registered letter with acknowledgment of receipt.
After the first due date, at any time during the year, always recommended by AR. The contract ends one month after notification
Following a modification aggravating a risk, for example the arrival of a new occupant or a professional activity in the accommodation.


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