posted on Jun, 6 2010 @ 06:09 PM
Fortunately, ATS is obviously frequented by a lot of good parents and generally smart people, and here again it shows.
As a parent who has raised a child who wants to know everything about everything, just like his mother when she was little, we have learned about
many, many things together.
The advice so far is spot-on. One thing I will add is something that still helps me today as my now-18-year-old is facing this chaotic world, and
telling his friends about the bigger picture:
As we supplement our survival supplies in case of trouble, I do not focus on war, martial law, or any other social catastrophe, but rather natural
occurrences like tornadoes, floods, electrical storms, fires, whatever.
After all, that's just the right thing (emergency supplies and preparations) to do anyway, and will help them understand that stuff happens,
regardless, and that people can and will survive.
This all works for the things we here at ATS are watching for, as well, and allows us to help and prepare our families for a variety of threats.
I do sleep a little better at night knowing I have done my utmost, and my son is confident because he feels I am honest with him, without leaving him
uncertain and just plain scared.
Preparation is so so important, but the attitude we take is much more so.
Prayer doesn't hurt a bit, when it comes to helping our kids to feel reassured now, and to know how to reassure themselves in the future.
Preparation and prayer, calm confidence based on solid actions, and a resolute approach will do wonders to accomplish all the things you want for your
May God continue to bless you all, and all of yours.
Fortunate children indeed.