Never during my growing up years, did I think about what I would do if someone broke into my home.  We did not have 911 back then, so I guess I would have been left to my own inventiveness.  Today’s children live in a much different world.

Have you thought about discussing with your children about what they should do if someone were to break into your home?  We tell them what to do in case of a fire and pick out a family meeting location.  Some families even practice fire drills.  But in this ever-changing world, and not for the better, it is time for families to have a plan of action if there is a break-in.

I have decided that if I had small children today, I would also have a plan of action.  It was a tough decision for me, because you don’t want to scare your children, but you do want them to be prepared.  Actually, I made out my own plan of action and I am 51 years old.

First of all I would not scare my children.   I would go to YouTube and find the 911 calls between children and 911 operators, during their home invasions.  Play it for the children, and then ask what  they would do if a bad guy broke into our home? We would locate a hiding spot and remind them they need to take the phone with them, if they can.  I would discuss the call with my children; i.e. calling 911, staying calm, doing what the 911 operator says to do. We would even practice our plan, just like we practice for a fire.

Being prepared is a way to keep your family safe!

After you have your family prepared, pray.  Pray everyday for God to keep your home and family safe.  Pray for others to be safe and pray for your neighborhood.  Surrounding where we live, work, and play with prayers might change the direction of the area.  For the better!


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