10 Survival Skills Every 12 Year Old Should Know
Mom With a Prep has her list of 10 survival skills every 12 year old should know and it’s a pretty good list.
While I love technology and the Internet, they are no substitute for real life. Sadly, far too many of our young – including young adults – don’t have the basic skills to function in the real world. Many parents are becoming increasingly aware of this but don’t know what to do about it. Well, this list may be a check list for those wishing to better prepare their kids for the real world.
Her post has some links to other ideas on the subject and here’s a snippet:
If your twelve year old was lost and alone, would he or she be able to take care of themselves and siblings/friends until they could get to help, or until help reached them? Would your idea of survival skills be different if you lived in an urban area versus living on a homestead in the middle of nowhere? After viewing the video from SNOmultimedia on what his top 5 survival skills are for kids, I wanted to expand on that to 10 Survival Skills every 12 year old should know – the Mom with a Prep version – and be sure to check out this version by Jennifer fromAre We Crazy Or What!?
Perhaps your kids don’t want to join the Boy or Girl Scouts or you don’t have time to take them camping or do other outdoor activities, but a lot of skills on this list can be taught at home in just a few minutes.
One safety item I would add here, have a family code word you, your family and only those people know. Teach your kids, that when an adult or any authoritarian figure, approaches them and tells them there’s been an emergency and they need to go with that adult, ask them for the family code word. If they don’t know it, run, or take whatever action seems appropriate to them at the time. Parents, just remember to tell the adult you send to help your child in an emergency, the family code word.
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