Prepping for Weather Disasters with Your Kids
As preppers we many times look at the worst of the worst scenarios whether that is total government collapse, EMP weapon, nuclear war or even a zombie apocalypse. Many times weather disasters are more realistic and there usually seems to be one or two big ones each year. In my state of Arizona we are blessed with very few weather disasters (except maybe forest fires) so we don’t think about it as much as people in Oklahoma or Florida. Even without these types of disasters there may be times when the electricity is out for a thunderstorm and it is good to know how to be prepared.
Preparing with children can be an even harder task because they may not always understand what is happening and will most likely be very scared of these disasters. Knowing how to talk to your child about weather disasters is important for calming the child down. A screaming and confused child is just another thing to worry about and deal with when there may be other important things that need to be done from boarding up windows to getting everybody and everything you need into a basement.
As I don’t have children yet I thought I would share a great resource that has been put together by Full Time Nanny.com. They have put together a list of 21 articles that talk about preparing for disasters with children. This isn’t just the physical preparation, but also mental preparation so children will know and understand what is going on and what needs to be done even before a disaster. Check out the article at http://www.fulltimenanny.com/blog/21-blogs-sharing-techniques-to-help-you-talk-to-your-child-about-severe-weather/.