How to discuss Collapse with children
I recently watched this short video/doc from Jem Bendell (from Deep Adaptation). Our two kids are 9 and 11, and thinking about their future, the resilience we continue to pursue, and how to approach the topic of collapse has been on my mind a lot lately. I’m encouraged by the willingness of the middle-school aged to discuss more openly climate issues and collapse with the respect and care that I’d hope could be more visible in older adults.
I’m curious what you’ve found helpful in discussing this issue with your kids/grand kids of pre-college age.
My advise for discussing this with children is to leave the initiative to them to speak about it. As a parent you give an example by acting, not by telling.
I would be very carefull to use words like collapse, destroy and so on. Those things might be very scary for children. A financial collapse is serious. No doubt about that. But it will not be as if a meteorite is impacting earth. The sun will still shine. Children will still be able to play outside. Their friends will still be there. You as parents / grandparents will still be there to take care of them. Really, everything will be fine. You WILL cope with the new situation. You WILL find food to eat. Especially our kind of people that have taken this seriously and have been prepared. We will be able to live with less stuff. Because that’s just what it is; stuff. I think it will be even easier for children to deal with the change than it will be for us adults. For them it will be a new normal and that the good thing about it.
Stay positive. Be confident. Keep your acts together. Stick with eachother and you actually WILL be fine. That is the message you should give your children. Not by telling them but by acting upon it.
I’m encouraged by the willingness of the middle-school aged to discuss more openly climate issues and collapse with the respect and care that I’d hope could be more visible in older adults.
Please, this is pure mind-control based on a ridiculous hoax that started as the idea of “global cooling” in the 1970s. The ongoing collapse has nothing to do with “climate change” — that’s just a globalist plot to centralize power because it’s a (fake) issue that single governments can’t do anything about. Have a look at the following short videos:
Here’s a very short intro to this giant lie:
Here’s another equally short one (THIS is what you should be showing to children, not the fearmongering BS narrative):
Here’s the underlying principle upon which this Big Lie is based (8min video):
Here’s one (5-min) explaining how “climate science” is totally unfalsifiable and therefore pseudoscience:
Here’s a 20-minute analysis of how they lie by manipulating statistics: