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If you ask our society, it would seem that the children are lazy bums who do nothing but stare at screens all day. If you ask decent parents they will tell you that kids get run around from activity to activity and then face a hour or two of homework each night. At some point they even take on a part time job.
The children are not as lost as you might think. No. They are also prewired to maximize technology and while some people wont appreciate that, there is real power there. Many preppers find that their kids take to the outdoors and to the acts of emergency preparedness.
Maybe the children have a better understanding of risk, too!
Whether we are taking about 5 year olds or 15 years old, its important to know that kids will have limits and should have limits in terms of preparedness.
We all know a famous person who fell apart in their latter years because their childhood was lost to Hollywood or another form of entertainment. While a self reliant lifestyle can be a lot of fun and kids can learn a lot, they also need time to just be kids and use their imagination.
If you get too far into disaster, you could get terrifying to kids. Don’t forget why you started prepping, it was because your realized life was frail and society, too. Kids have to believe in both. They have to know there is a world of opportunity out there for them.
If kids think that SHTF is around the corner it will affect their quality of life.
Kids are potential. That’s what they are and its limitless. Who knows how good they can be and what a difference they can make. Disaster, emergency and collapse cannot paralyze them from becoming all they might be.
We must be careful how deep into prepping we let our children look.