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NativeMom72 - THE DIVINE FEMININE => Teach Your Children Well => Topic started by: Linda on April 28, 2010, 06:11:18 PM

Title: What to tell your children about Planet X
Post by: Linda on April 28, 2010, 06:11:18 PM
How much information should we give to younger children? We don't want to scare them, so how do we go about making them aware without making them apprehensive?

My children are older, but I still have to be careful with my daughter, she goes into panic mode instantly if she thinks her world is threatened. So that is my dilemma with her, how to give her a heads up without her flipping out. I have tried to approach the subject, but it's a slow go.

Let me know how you have handled telling your kids, even if they are adults.

Linda

 
Title: Re: What to tell your children about Planet X
Post by: 1969quartz0 on April 28, 2010, 07:45:04 PM
Linda I got lucky there my youngest got me to check it out in early 2008, I had heard about it years before but never looked into it, both my boys are on the fence but they both believe something is up with both man made problems and natural problems. As far as getting someone to listen the only way I could think of is show them info. on weather changes droughts solar flares the Earths magnetic field earthquakes seed banks etc. etc. and talk with them if they have questions, other then that? a pushy person may push them away or make then think we are odd and not credible. We want to help but if a person does not want to be helped and wants to stay in a world they feel safe in, we are limited in what we can do until they are ready I know it would be great if everyone look at information with a open mind and then decide what to think after truly taking it all in. I went a little off topic young ones, my boys are 19 & 22 if they were a lot younger I am not sure I would tell them everything but I would make it into a game or teaching tool to help them in the future storing and rotating food hand tools fixing things being green by generating our own power making a very strong tornado shelter gardening etc. etc.
Title: Re: What to tell your children about Planet X
Post by: Linda on April 28, 2010, 08:04:59 PM
You know Quartz, my youngest son is the one who told me about Planet X and 2012 survival guide. He said his boss was talking about the subject and recommended he read the book. He read it and watched some of Marshall.s videos, said it all made sense to him but he does like to talk about it because the subject gets him depressed. So he talked to me about it, I watched the videos on youtube, ordered the book and subscription and the rest as they say is history. For me it just resonated with me, it felt like I had known this, like I woke up and said oh yeah I forgot I knew this! Of course that doesn't mean I didn't have a few emotional ups and downs as I learned more about it, but I have made my peace with it.

Good ideas for teaching young kids though. I guess I'm glad I don't have any real young kids, it would be difficult.

I know we can only show people what is going on in the world and all the evidence that there is out there. But you do feel like the lone ranger in this a lot.

Thanks
Linda
Title: Re: What to tell your children about Planet X
Post by: Yowbarb on April 29, 2010, 11:22:04 AM
Quoting 1969 Quartz0 a part of what he said;

"...my boys are 19 & 22 if they were a lot younger I am not sure I would tell them everything but I would make it into a game or teaching tool to help them in the future storing and rotating food hand tools fixing things being green by generating our own power making a very strong tornado shelter gardening etc. etc."
...

I think this is wise in general to not say much when they are younger.
We will have to divulge more communicate more as the time approaches... when it really looks imminent.
All The Best,
Yowbarb
Title: Re: What to tell your children about Planet X
Post by: Yowbarb on April 29, 2010, 11:24:05 AM
Linda I can relate to what you said about remembering something and also about being
the lone ranger...
Yes, indeed.

- Yowbarb
Title: Re: What to tell your children about Planet X
Post by: Korath on April 29, 2010, 06:59:29 PM
I began talking about this  subject to my 15 year old.. and within a week later I received a call from his mom (we're no longer together) about how stressed out he was.. and that he ws talking about how it was pointless to even consider the future as anything worth wild.. I had to do some major damage control.. again like it was mentioned above his perfect world was threathened and he went into freak out mode..   

now we do not discuss it with him in the room..

I guess he'll have to deal with it when it happens..
Title: Re: What to tell your children about Planet X
Post by: Linda on April 30, 2010, 04:55:58 AM
Korath, I can really understand that from a 15 year old considering that's a very emotional age. It's difficult to know how to handle it, but it will stay in the back of his mind and he may prepare in his own way.  When things get crazy he won't be blindsided by events.

Linda
Title: Re: What to tell your children about Planet X
Post by: Yowbarb on April 30, 2010, 06:21:13 AM
I began talking about this  subject to my 15 year old.. and within a week later I received a call from his mom (we're no longer together) about how stressed out he was.. and that he ws talking about how it was pointless to even consider the future as anything worth wild.. I had to do some major damage control.. again like it was mentioned above his perfect world was threathened and he went into freak out mode..   

now we do not discuss it with him in the room..

I guess he'll have to deal with it when it happens..
Korath I do empathize with you. I know what it's like to have someone get upset with (me) over something I said or shared with my kids.  It's not fun.
Well I shouldn't get into giving any advice...

Shortened my post...
Yowbarb
Title: Re: What to tell your children about Planet X
Post by: Korath on April 30, 2010, 08:05:58 AM
oh he is at my house all the time.. he sees my books.. and all my notes.. and he knows what I am researching almost every night.. but I guess he over looks it.. he doesnt ask  about any of it.. he knows I am preparing.. hell anyone that came over my house can see I am preparing.. lol..  some of my friends brush it off.. funny tho, ones that thought I was crazy like 8 months ago I guess did their own research and now they are slowly asking me more and more questions.
Title: Re: What to tell your children about Planet X
Post by: Yowbarb on April 30, 2010, 08:12:35 AM
oh he is at my house all the time.. he sees my books.. and all my notes.. and he knows what I am researching almost every night.. but I guess he over looks it.. he doesnt ask  about any of it.. he knows I am preparing.. hell anyone that came over my house can see I am preparing.. lol..  some of my friends brush it off.. funny tho, ones that thought I was crazy like 8 months ago I guess did their own research and now they are slowly asking me more and more questions.

Korath
Oh I get it now he is actually there a lot. A good thing.
Looks like a "sea change" in public opinion and a person is not as likely to be called a tin foil hat if he
mentions possible coming earth changes Planet X etc.
Keep on a keepin on. I admire that you are preparing and your son will learn from you. I know, it's a balancing act.
Best of good fortune,  to you and all your family...

_ Yowbarb
Title: Re: What to tell your children about Planet X
Post by: Linda on April 30, 2010, 12:40:38 PM
oh he is at my house all the time.. he sees my books.. and all my notes.. and he knows what I am researching almost every night.. but I guess he over looks it.. he doesnt ask  about any of it.. he knows I am preparing.. hell anyone that came over my house can see I am preparing.. lol..  some of my friends brush it off.. funny tho, ones that thought I was crazy like 8 months ago I guess did their own research and now they are slowly asking me more and more questions.

Well then, he will know where to go and what to do by watching Dad, way to go! It's funny about people, they will watch and observe, then a lot of times those things awaken something in them. Peoples knee jerk reactions when we tell them outright are to make fun, simply because it shakes up their world.

Barb LOL on the "tin foil hat" remark, loved it!

Linda
Title: Re: What to tell your children about Planet X
Post by: Yowbarb on May 02, 2010, 09:09:01 AM
Hi Linda and all,
haha

"Walter" on Fringe, one of my Sci Fi Channel shows I watch:

(http://cache.gawker.com/assets/stills/tinfoilfringe.flv.jpg)

........................................................................................
A lot of us "Boomers" are tin foilers.  - Yowbarb
Title: Re: What to tell your children about Planet X
Post by: Linda on May 02, 2010, 10:18:07 AM
LOL Barb ;D

Linda
Title: Re: What to tell your children about Planet X
Post by: Yowbarb on May 02, 2010, 07:14:51 PM
LOL Barb ;D

Linda

I love Walter
 8)      8)         8)
Title: Re: What to tell your children about Planet X
Post by: Mistah Ceza on January 21, 2011, 11:11:18 PM
I have been lucky, my 15 year old daughter has taken everything I've taught and shown her very well. She's always been open minded and a free thinker since birth. She normally has nightmares after horror movies but didn't after she was exposed to all the truth. You just have to know your childrens mind state and work with it not against it. Children the younger they are the more open minded they will be.

Mistah Ceza
Title: Re: What to tell your children about Planet X
Post by: Yowbarb on January 25, 2011, 08:06:08 PM
I have been lucky, my 15 year old daughter has taken everything I've taught and shown her very well. She's always been open minded and a free thinker since birth. She normally has nightmares after horror movies but didn't after she was exposed to all the truth. You just have to know your childrens mind state and work with it not against it. Children the younger they are the more open minded they will be.

Mistah Ceza

Mistah Ceza that is really wonderful it is working out well with your daughter. It is such a blessing when
the children listen to you and it is not such a battle.
You must be doing something right,
 :)
- Yowbarb
Title: Re: What to tell your children about Planet X
Post by: Mistah Ceza on January 25, 2011, 11:11:04 PM
Thanks, I am really putting forth effort towards a smooth transition, if there is such a thing?....
Title: Re: What to tell your children about Planet X
Post by: Yowbarb on January 26, 2011, 05:30:43 AM
Thanks, I am really putting forth effort towards a smooth transition, if there is such a thing?....

I know what you mean...
Best O' Luck,
Yowbarb
Title: Re: What to tell your children about Planet X
Post by: Yowbarb on July 06, 2012, 08:39:22 AM
Thanks, I am really putting forth effort towards a smooth transition, if there is such a thing?....

Mistah Ceza, where'd you go? If you are reading this maybe you can re-apply.
- Yowbarb
Title: Re: What to tell your children about Planet X
Post by: Endtimesgal_2012 on October 01, 2012, 12:44:14 PM
I personally think if a child is young, (under 14) you need to be careful what you say as they are at such an impressional age, it could frighten them and give them nightmares, etc.  A better way is to be more nonchalant and approach it from an Emergency Preparedness Standpoint.  For instance, the Red Cross recently held an emergency preparedness meeting in my area and they had booths and literature to hand out.  Possibly you could contact them to find out when they will be holding a meeting about Preparedness and then take the children, and make a fun outing out of it.  Then you can "brainstorm" with them about what kinds of things you should include in a B.O.B. and what kind of food should you store in case the grocery stores are unable to open or when you cannot get there. Gradually,  one thing leads to another, like the family plan for if something happens like an earthquake, etc.  Slowly work into things, and give the child time to grasp the concept of things that may happen.  If a child is not easily frightened,  or are more mature than most his/her age, you can be a bit more specific.  The important thing to keep in mind is the fact that many adults are unable to even consider the possibility due to fear and promptly go into denial. I think this subject is best worked into slowly and carefully.
Title: Re: What to tell your children about Planet X
Post by: NativeMom72 on August 17, 2013, 09:02:44 PM
Hello All!

I read this thread and wanted to contribute--
Recently, I bought my 12 year old a fictional book for young adults, which he just stared reading, and it is titled, "Life As We Knew It: Life As We Knew It Series, Book 1" by Susan Beth Pfeffer first published in 2006. It is a part of a  "Last Survivors Trilogy".

The following is the a brief synopsis of the book:

Quote
Synopsis:
Miranda’s disbelief turns to fear in a split second when a meteor knocks the moon closer to the earth. How should her family prepare for the future when worldwide tsunamis wipe out the coasts, earthquakes rock the continents, and volcanic ash blocks out the sun? As summer turns to Arctic winter, Miranda, her two brothers, and their mother retreat to the unexpected safe haven of their sunroom, where they subsist on stockpiled food and limited water in the warmth of a wood-burning stove.
   Told in journal entries, this is the heart-pounding story of Miranda’s struggle to hold on to the most important resource of all—hope—in an increasingly desperate and unfamiliar world.

So far he likes it! I will post again once he finishes whether or not he recommends it for others in his age group.

~pB

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Title: Re: What to tell your children about Planet X
Post by: NativeMom72 on August 19, 2013, 06:15:55 PM
Hello All!

I know that I wrote that I was going to give an update once my son finished the book but after a couple of days, I asked him what he thought of the book. He is already on the third chapter and he really likes it! I asked him to describe the details of the story he had read so far and without giving too much away, all I can say is that this book sparked up a thoughtful conversation of "what if..." scenarios and "what to do..." if a major event happens.
I just ordered book 2 of the series :)

~pB
Title: Re: What to tell your children about Planet X
Post by: Endtimesgal_2012 on August 20, 2013, 08:43:39 AM
Actually, it sounds like a book I myself would love to read.
Title: Re: What to tell your children about Planet X
Post by: R.R. Book on March 08, 2017, 06:25:59 PM
Hi all,

Thank you for this thread Linda.  I have twin 20-year-old sons who grew up being home schooled and were exposed to a broad mixture of ideas, and who elected on their own to study the Book of Revelation in their late teens.  Still, although we enjoy frank discussions in our house, I find it helpful to keep the Planet X discussion to a minimum while involving the boys daily in the physical preparations.  The reason for not dwelling on it verbally is that the boys still have not yet experienced all the "firsts" of their young adult lives, such as their first time living away from home, their first love, etc.  They are positive and calm boys who make friends easily, but I sense a hint of sadness as they seem to know organically that their lives may take a very different turn than the general expectation among their peers.  Together we have recently also come to the realization that all their hard work on their college degrees, which they began part-time at age 16, may be permanently interrupted by what is incoming.

This past December, as first photographs of the PX system began to appear online, I sat down with the boys and helped them to create a list of danger zones within a certain radius of our area (the beach, the city...) where young people are naturally attracted at this age.  A plan was agreed upon for the boys to intensively visit the danger zones with their peers during the winter while things were still calm, and then to gradually retract from the danger zones over the next weeks and months as they concentrate upon fun activities closer to safety. 

I scrape aside a little fund each week to take the family out to different diners, which helps to keep us positive.  The boys tolerate playing verbal survival games, such as quizzing one another on various topics.  They earn money helping me prep, and I give them bonuses such as a little extra fund to fill an old popcorn tin full of non-perishable treats to set aside for hard times.  They have adopted an "aware" widowed neighbor as their "grandmother" in lieu of an actual living one, and enjoy thinking of bringing her into our household once things start becoming rough.  They received their first set of fishing gear for Christmas, and are eager to learn how to help feed the family as well as their friends.

Many thanks also Marshall for the February posting on how to explain the Tribulation to young people.

Title: Re: What to tell your children about Planet X
Post by: Yowbarb on March 09, 2017, 12:56:44 PM
Hi all,

Thank you for this thread Linda.  I have twin 20-year-old sons who grew up being home schooled and were exposed to a broad mixture of ideas, and who elected on their own to study the Book of Revelation in their late teens.  Still, although we enjoy frank discussions in our house, I find it helpful to keep the Planet X discussion to a minimum while involving the boys daily in the physical preparations.  The reason for not dwelling on it verbally is that the boys still have not yet experienced all the "firsts" of their young adult lives, such as their first time living away from home, their first love, etc.  They are positive and calm boys who make friends easily, but I sense a hint of sadness as they seem to know organically that their lives may take a very different turn than the general expectation among their peers.  Together we have recently also come to the realization that all their hard work on their college degrees, which they began part-time at age 16, may be permanently interrupted by what is incoming.

This past December, as first photographs of the PX system began to appear online, I sat down with the boys and helped them to create a list of danger zones within a certain radius of our area (the beach, the city...) where young people are naturally attracted at this age.  A plan was agreed upon for the boys to intensively visit the danger zones with their peers during the winter while things were still calm, and then to gradually retract from the danger zones over the next weeks and months as they concentrate upon fun activities closer to safety. 

I scrape aside a little fund each week to take the family out to different diners, which helps to keep us positive.  The boys tolerate playing verbal survival games, such as quizzing one another on various topics.  They earn money helping me prep, and I give them bonuses such as a little extra fund to fill an old popcorn tin full of non-perishable treats to set aside for hard times.  They have adopted an "aware" widowed neighbor as their "grandmother" in lieu of an actual living one, and enjoy thinking of bringing her into our household once things start becoming rough.  They received their first set of fishing gear for Christmas, and are eager to learn how to help feed the family as well as their friends.

Many thanks also Marshall for the February posting on how to explain the Tribulation to young people.
R.R. Book, thanks so much for adding to this Topic.
You sound like a really wonderful mother!
Please continue to share your ideas here... you are needed,
Barb Townsend
Title: Re: What to tell your children about Planet X
Post by: Yowbarb on March 09, 2017, 12:59:24 PM
Hello All!

I know that I wrote that I was going to give an update once my son finished the book but after a couple of days, I asked him what he thought of the book. He is already on the third chapter and he really likes it! I asked him to describe the details of the story he had read so far and without giving too much away, all I can say is that this book sparked up a thoughtful conversation of "what if..." scenarios and "what to do..." if a major event happens.
I just ordered book 2 of the series :)

~pB

NativeMom72, how  did I miss your posts here? :)
Great stuff.
Let us know how it went with your boys and appreciation of that book.
Appreciating all you do, both on the Town Hall and off.
- Barb Townsend
Title: Re: What to tell your children about Planet X
Post by: ilinda on March 09, 2017, 03:19:01 PM
Hi all,

Thank you for this thread Linda.  I have twin 20-year-old sons who grew up being home schooled and were exposed to a broad mixture of ideas, and who elected on their own to study the Book of Revelation in their late teens.  Still, although we enjoy frank discussions in our house, I find it helpful to keep the Planet X discussion to a minimum while involving the boys daily in the physical preparations.  The reason for not dwelling on it verbally is that the boys still have not yet experienced all the "firsts" of their young adult lives, such as their first time living away from home, their first love, etc.  They are positive and calm boys who make friends easily, but I sense a hint of sadness as they seem to know organically that their lives may take a very different turn than the general expectation among their peers.  Together we have recently also come to the realization that all their hard work on their college degrees, which they began part-time at age 16, may be permanently interrupted by what is incoming.

This past December, as first photographs of the PX system began to appear online, I sat down with the boys and helped them to create a list of danger zones within a certain radius of our area (the beach, the city...) where young people are naturally attracted at this age.  A plan was agreed upon for the boys to intensively visit the danger zones with their peers during the winter while things were still calm, and then to gradually retract from the danger zones over the next weeks and months as they concentrate upon fun activities closer to safety. 

I scrape aside a little fund each week to take the family out to different diners, which helps to keep us positive.  The boys tolerate playing verbal survival games, such as quizzing one another on various topics.  They earn money helping me prep, and I give them bonuses such as a little extra fund to fill an old popcorn tin full of non-perishable treats to set aside for hard times.  They have adopted an "aware" widowed neighbor as their "grandmother" in lieu of an actual living one, and enjoy thinking of bringing her into our household once things start becoming rough.  They received their first set of fishing gear for Christmas, and are eager to learn how to help feed the family as well as their friends.

Many thanks also Marshall for the February posting on how to explain the Tribulation to young people.
Welcome to the TH, R. R.

I especially enjoyed reading how you are dealing with educating your twins.  And it is nice to know that the "surrogate grandmother" is treated as a blood relative.  It sounds like you are preparing for a rainy day in the best way possible.  Congratulations, and we hope to read more from you these days.