My first series of posts are going to deal with lifestyle choices and family members. They were originally created for parents to use with their children but I believe that these steps should be generalized to all family members.
Tip 1: Make sure you know where your family is are at all times.
I started doing this as a kid myself. I didn’t grow up in the US (I grew up in Central America) and one day we were caught up in a Revolution. My father was at work, my mother was at home, I was at school and my younger brother was — we didn’t know where he was. We found him after a *long* time searching and after that we always made sure we all knew where the other family members were. I hope this doesn’t sound over-dramatic but with 911, carjackings, and other weird stuff going on, making sure that your family knows your schedule is only sensible.