Seizures can be one of the most frightening events in a child’s life for his/her parents. Most parents are afraid that their child will stop breathing and die during a seizure. This is almost never the case. If your child should have a seizure, place the child on his/her back or side and turn his/her head to the side to prevent choking on stomach contents in case of vomiting. The tongue should be protected as best you can. Your physician should be notified immediately and it may be recommended that your child then be taken to the nearest emergency room.