One of the most effective tools for you to use when managing your child’s asthma is to be prepared. Although outwardly calm during an attack you may actually be panicking yourself, so a written down plan can be literally a lifesaver. It makes the situation seem organised and safe from the perspective of the child and provides you with an easy to remember method of dealing with attacks. A well-written action plan can make you and your child feel in control of the attack and that is one of the most precious things you can have in these situations.