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Last minute tips for parents when the SHTF
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[quote:Anonymous Coward 1110734:MV8xNTg3OTA4XzM0OTE2MDU1X0FGM0E3NTEz] Read and broaden your horizons Since many people are cutting expenses, I thought I'd pass along a tip. Many public libraries now feature a way that you can temporarily read an ebook from your Kindle or computer by having a state website to download a pdf through Overdrive. You should definitely check that out as it may be the best means of educating yourself in this economy. It saves you the gas to drive to the library, plus the overdue fees. http://www.overdrive.com/ Please read: One Second After by William Forstchen excerpts: http://books.google.com/books/about/One_Second_After.html?id=u_7_ncaTIFQC A World Made by Hand by James Howard Kunster excerpts: http://books.google.com/books?id=P-fjVHJuYegC&printsec=frontcover#v=onepage&q&f=false Both books will broaden your horizons. They lay out plausible scenarios. If you read them, I guarantee it will change how you think and prepare. [/quote]
There are many free homeschooling sites with pdf files. It would be great to have them just in case there are issues.
Get medications that your kids need. See if your doctor will prescribe 3 months supplies for them.
Get some presents tomorrow for Christmas. Little gifts that you could give out not only then, but throughout the year as incentives. They'll really appreciate them.
Children can thrive in the woods as long as they have calm parents. They cannot keep up with your pace up and down tails. You've got to plan adequately if you do have to walk some.
Kids are used to incorrectly using a backpack since kids at school wear them in the wrong fashion, which adds too much stress to their lower back. You'll have to reteach them how to buckle it properly and position it higher than they used to wearing it.
Try to make gathering wood into a game. Teach them as much about nature as possible. Being quiet is as important as talking.
Kids love open fires. Tell stories. It can simply be times when they did wonderful things when they were younger. They love hearing how much you love and adore them. Even teens.
Hug and kiss them often. Be generous with your affection. Lavish it on them
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