While you may never have to manage a seizure in a child with epilepsy, knowing what to do can make a big difference if a seizure does occur.
In most cases, all you need to do is a few very simple things to keep the child safe until the seizure ends on its own.
Sometimes, you don't have to do much of anything at all.
Little staring spells last only a few seconds and then the child goes back to what he was doing before. He or she she may not even know a seizure happened.
If a child jerks or falls suddenly because of a seizure, all you have to do is help him up, see if he hurt himself, and comfort him if he's upset.
If a child seems dazed and confused and wanders around looking half asleep, stay with her and talk to her quietly and calmly. Guide her gently away from anything that could hurt her (like stairs, a stove, or a hot radiator). Comfort her as she slowly comes out of it.