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Daily Prep

Teaching Survival Skills to Children

Preparing kids with better awareness
Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 4:30 PM

Some great activities and lessons to teach children that will support better situational awareness and survival skills.  Provide them with the mental tools to keep them safer and more resilient in difficult situations.

http://www.survivopedia.com/svp_tchingsrvlchild/

Featured Discussion

Raising Resilient Kids

Raising Resilient Kids

The latest installment in this series on resilient parenting

What Should I Do?

Raising Kids for a Resilient Future – Part III

Part 3 of 3: Preparing youth for a resilient adulthood
Monday, July 22, 2013, 8:09 PM

The next 20 years are going to be completely unlike the last 20 years.

~ Chris Martenson

For those of us with children, what does this statement mean? How do we prepare our children for a future that is unlike any we ourselves have ever known? How do we create a world worth inheriting when we are so acutely aware that the abundance our generation has taken for granted will no longer be a given in our children’s future? These questions can frustrate and even paralyze us as parents, grandparents, teachers, and mentors. Where do we start?

If you haven’t yet read Part I and Part II of this series, please take a few minutes to read them now. » Read more

What Should I Do?

Raising Kids for a Resilient Future

Part 1 of 3: Navigating the path ahead
Monday, June 17, 2013, 1:45 PM

We are heading into a future that does not follow the rules and expectations that the past few generations have been raised to expect.  Parents and caregivers, relatives, friends, mentors – it makes no difference; we are raising the current generation together.  We are all newcomers to this changing landscape.  How can we teach young people to thrive in a future we do not yet fully understand ourselves? » Read more

Podcast

Answering Reader Q&A

Market crash risk, homesteading tips & other topics
Saturday, June 1, 2013, 11:52 AM

As usual, we asked for questions and you delivered in spades.

In today's podcast, Chris and I are joined by Chris' wife, Becca, in answering a number of the questions posed on this site this week. » Read more

Featured Discussion

Talking with children

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Talking with children

How do you talk to your kids about the future?

What Should I Do?

Raising Children in Changing Times

Friday, July 1, 2011, 5:44 PM

If you have children in your life – as a parent, grandparent, educator, or in any other way, the question of “What Should I Do?” takes on a particular urgency. You have likely asked yourself how you can enable them to navigate the complex and uncertain times ahead – to greet the future with creativity, flexibility, resilience, and joy.

“How can we nurture and raise our children so they can grow into adults who are able to survive, thrive, and contribute to shaping a new and different future?” is how I pose this question to myself as I look into the hopeful eyes of the children whose lives I have the opportunity to touch through my work.

If you have found your way to this website, you already know that the “rules” are about to change; in fact, they are already changing. You already know that most people in our society are not yet aware of the depth of these changes. 

The old paradigm of our culture, based on limitless growth, endless acquisition, and the belief that more is always better, is rapidly changing as we run up against the limits of a finite planet. Some people, myself among them, question whether these were ever genuine markers of what a good life means.

Already some people are beginning to create a new story about what a good life can mean, exploring ways we can live in mutual relationship with our planet, rather than viewing it as something to be exploited. » Read more