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One of the reasons our nation is as dependent as they are is because we did not hand down skills. The children that took up this nation were ill prepared to face the old problems of humanity because they had no access to the old ways and old skills.
Now more than ever we are recognizing this as a fault. People are doing their best to assure that children learn their basics early. What skills can we teach young kids?
Let’s look at a handful of survival skills that are great to teach young kids.
No matter how young a child is you can get them used to have their own little bottle of water. If a child becomes accustomed to carrying water young it will place an emphasis on hydration and preparedness going forward.
Water is one of the first things that could become an issue if your child is lost in the woods.
Just like you concern yourself with a get home bag and the ability to get home from work, your child could find themselves in a position where they must find their way home. Knowing basics like address and locations as well as landmarks can go a long way.
You should not encourage your child to leave school and go home in a disaster as you will be able to find them there. However, you never know what could happen when your child leaves home and they should know how to get home or how to get help to get home.
Who your child asks for help in a disaster is also very important. You have to be frank about talking to strangers. Yes, this is a survival skill. If the wrong person gets ahold of your child you will never see them again. This stuff happens every day in America.
We have to outfit our children with the skills they need to survive.