These days, preparation for anything is seen as crazy and unnecessary. But with the influx of natural disasters and societal catastrophes, it might be time to consider what you can do to prepare your family for any future and any outcome.
Raise Your Child/Children with Realistic Expectations
Adults often equate innocence with fairytales. However, nothing could be further from the truth. Your child can remain innocent and carefree while still being able to differentiate between fantasy and reality. Raising children with realistic expectations allows them to better cope with disappointments and prepare for any outcome that life throws their way. For example, your child should absolutely believe they can pursue any profession they want. But they should also believe that they have to work super-hard to do so.
Stockpile Non-Perishable Foods, Bottled Water, and Warm Blankets
Non-perishable foods are usually canned goods, like veggies and fruit cocktails, while bottled waters and warm blankets are good survivalist preparations. Preparation for anything include natural disasters, financial hardships, and unexpected catastrophes. In which case, you need to be able to fend for yourself and your family. Stockpile a supply of food, water, and blankets for each person. And regularly check the expiration dates and replenish your supplies as needed. You can find multi-vitamins for the whole family, with extended expiration dates, at your local vitamin and supplements store.
Lead with an Example of Good Values and Positive Humanity
Your family trusts you to be the leader. So, it’s important to lead with goodness and positive morals. Your kids should see realism but compassion. Help out hungry neighbors, volunteer to help fill shoeboxes for Christmas kids and non-fortunate families, feed the homeless, volunteer at an animal shelter—whatever you can do to help others, do it. And teach your kids that it’s a good thing to help others.
Prep, Learn, and Implement as a Family
Do things of value as a family. All of the aforementioned good things you can do for others can be done together. Not only will the experiences bond you as a family, but you will all learn valuable life lessons about the importance of compassion and love. The same applies to the other points as well. For example, if you plan on stockpiling supplies in preparation for unexpected natural disasters, get your family involved. Make lists, prep together, and create a plan that keeps everyone safe, secure, and together.
Your family, regardless of who it consists of, is, or should be, the most important people in your life. With that said, their safety and yours is paramount. Implement these aforementioned methods to better the safety and security of your family in any situation.