It’s that time again, the countdown to the Polk County Fair held at the Iowa State Fairgrounds. Around the farm once again, we all hurry and hustle around, the kids are getting their final projects ready and complete for county fair! This is a hard time for our family as the county fair is our week-long “vacation”. All of our family’s hard work is showcased at the fair. Thia year Josi will do a project about the choking game and how education is needed so parents ans caregivers get the right information to pass along to their children.
This was a week that Joshua loved so much! He was truly an all around 4-Her! His sisters and brothers continue to be active in 4H and most conversations will include memories of Joshua.
We hope that all the 4-hers, FFA members and families have a fun and safe county fair!
♥ WildFarmKids & Joshua Leo Engle Family
June is Safety Awareness Month!
Schools are letting out for Summer break, watch out for your children’s safety!
Know the signs before it’s too late!
•Trying to see how long they can hold their breath under water
•Bruises around the neck
•Frequent, often severe headaches
•Bloodshot eyes or small, red facial spots
•Disorientation after being alone
•Sheets, belts, neckties, scarves, robe ties, T-shirts or ropes tied to bedroom furniture or doorknobs, or found knotted on the floor
•Mentioning choking games, showing curiosity about asphyxiation
•Having a history of Internet searches about choking games
•Wear marks on furniture
•Small child mimicking the choking game (from seeing someone playing it)
If you notice any of these signs, your child may be experimenting with or playing the choking game.
Check out the rest of our website for more information. Risk is real, don’t take the chance.
Today is “April Fool’s Day” and a lot of us look at our children and think that because they are intelligent youth that we don’t really have to worry about the choices they make. We fool ourselves into thinking that they would know better. Don’t fool yourself, there are so many things out in the world that we don’t always know about, and we need to. The choking game is one of those things that we need to educate our children about.
Don’t be fooled into thinking that other people wouldn’t be able to convince your children that something was okay. Learn the warning signs, share them with other people and remember it’s okay to ask children what they know about the choking game. Be the first one to tell them that it is dangerous and deadly. Don’t be a fool when it comes to the safety of your children.
For information on the signs, click The Game tab.
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It’s New Years Eve 2013…
What can I tell you about today? Today is Joshua’s Dad’s 43rd birthday, and also his middle sisters 11th birthday. We have much to celebrate. There will be cake and ice cream and gifts and… and… and Joshua isn’t here to be part of this celebration…
It was 110 weeks ago today that all his classmates were told of Joshua’s passing; They were not given any explanations on what happened as they left the school for a 5 day break. The stories and rumors circled all day long and by night the shock of what might have happened. Like wild fire those stories raced through the community and yet the truth was right there in the warning signs. How were we blindsided?
Joshua was one of many youth that engage in the activity called the Choking Game. It all added up. But why, why didn’t we have the information. Who knew about this? Did you? Have you heard and not shared information?
What will you do to spread awareness in 2014?
Are you satisfied with all that you shared about TCG in 2013…
We keep finding more grieving parents, all wanting the answers to the same questions; Why is the information not talked about openly? Why is in only after the fact that the advocates are heard of? Why are we kept in the dark about it.
Parents, if you are having youth over this evening or any gathering, remember it’s your responsibility to know what is happening in your home. It is okay to just ask guests if they know of it and explain the dangers. 911 is not a number that should be part of Ending 2013…
Have a Blessed and Happy New Years Eve
WildFarmKids and those we remember in Heaven
… This is the third Thanksgiving without Joshua Leo Engle
and it seems like it was just yesterday. We have come to the understanding that all the last time memories seem like they just happened and time stands still waiting for Joshua to walk in the room, maybe it’s just a dream and We will wake up… No, it is not a dream but with Gods grace someday we will all wake up to Joshua and all our other family and friends that have gone to heaven before us…
… We are thankful for our Faith and that we live where we are free to Praise God any time we need to. We are thankful we can gather to worship God and be in fellowship with others. We say thank you to those who braved all to stand firm on the words of the Bible to build this country. Take time to remember what this day really stands for, the coming together of people from two “worlds” to live together.
… Today is a good day to share our information with family and friends that you may not see often. Don’t dwell on the death but share the facts so our youth are armed with facts and not school yard myths.
Blessings to all and safe travels,