I grew up in the early 1980’s at the height of the Cold War, and my parents were very paranoid about communist Russia. In fact, Red Dawn was one of their favorite movies. I was less than 10 years old when they warned me that a scenario like Red Dawn could happen someday soon. Naturally, I became very fearful of communists and even had nightmares about a Russian invasion.
If you have children, please don’t be like my parents. Children barely understand the world as it is, and they certainly aren’t capable of processing the idea that it could come to an end. However, that doesn’t mean you have to keep them in the dark, either. You can ease them into the concept with books, DVDs, TV shows, and even science projects.
In this article, Shelle from Preparedness Mama shares over 25 resources you can use to teach your children about disasters without scaring them.
She writes, “As parents, we try to shelter our kids from “scary” things. It’s a mixture of love, a desire to protect, and if we are honest–we like to sleep–so we minimize the possibility of nightmares as much as possible. Disasters are about as easy to talk light-heartedly about as the birds, bees, and puberty. We all know that they’re going to happen and we should discuss it, but it’s an awkward conversation.” Follow the link below to keep reading.