Survival Skills: How to Equip Your Child for Possible Future Undesirable Situations

Truly successful parents are those who teach their kids to be self-reliant.

“ Raise Self-Reliant Children. Give your children what they need to rely on themselves ”.

Jim Taylor, Ph.D. Psychology Today . 24 September 2018.

Did you know?

About 8 million kids are reported missing each year.

And about 7 million out of 38 million children aged 5-14 find themselves at home alone, quite often.

That means there’s a 39% chance your young ones may have to fend for themselves at some point.

As a caring parent, a ‘home-alone’ kid is hardly something you’d ever want. But at the same time, it’s something you can’t always avoid.

But the truth is your children will do just fine if you prepare them for such situations beforehand. How? By helping/teaching them to learn and practice SURVIVAL SKILLS!


While raising your child on moral values, there should also be a great need to incorporate survival skills preparation into their upbringing. 

“Helping your children develop personal skills from an early age is an essential part of preparing them for school and also lays a foundation for their independence and future success,” according to Eleanor Murphy Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology (in Psychiatry) – Columbia University, New York state (USA).



Don’t only tell your child / teen what’s right from wrong; teach them what to do and how to act in real-life situations. Teach them to be prepared for anything and everything, from hiding quietly when in danger to applying first aid.

You can’t always be at their side where they are. You may be mowing the lawn, and your child is sifting through the kitchen for food. But their sense of survival will guide them on what’s edible and what isn’t. 

Some essential survival skills that’d give you peace of mind about your child’s safety and well-being include the following:

  • Starting a fire
  • Cooking
  • Growing food
  • Staying hidden when required
  • Climbing a tree to escape predators
  • Building a shelter
  • Dialing emergency numbers
  • Checking for and detecting spoilt foods
  • Situational awareness and alertness
  • Finding their way when lost
  • Applying first aid
  • Dealing with their own mistakes
  • Handling harassment
  • Dealing with strangers and knowing when to withhold information
  • Acknowledging nature and life’s value
  • Adapting to environmental changes
  • Adapting to situational changes
  • Creating a family disaster plan
  • And so much more!


You see, the good news is many of these skills can be practiced while having fun e.g. at summer holiday adventure camps.

But always remember, teaching 5-8-year-olds or 9-12 year old’s and 13+ is entirely different from teaching adults.


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My main motive for presenting this publication was the actions of Tilly Smith and its many positive consequences  :

Thanks to a geography lesson learned 2 weeks before the tsunami, Tilly Smith, a 10-year-old Briton, saved a hundred lives.

On December 26, 2004, Tilly was with her family on a beach in Phuket, Thailand. She suddenly notices the warning signs of the tidal wave. When the water started receding hundreds of meters, and everyone rushed in to catch dancing fishes on the beach, looked like a free-for-all …..

A carnival-like atmosphere where tourists, fishermen, kids were seen running around catching fishes, crabs, squids, you name it.

Only when a 10-year-old British kid realized what would follow—she alerted her parents, who warned others on the beach and the staff at the hotel in Phuket. “On the water, it felt like foam on the beer. It sparkled, ”she later recounted.

This girl knew that the priority in this case is to move as quickly as possible to higher ground which is now what post-December 2004 Tsunami Alert signs strongly advise :

At the time, her mother did not take her seriously and her father remained wary. “You do as you want, but I am not standing there,” she tells them with aplomb.

The father, who eventually decides to trust his daughter, warns the lifeguards who are on the beach. They then  warn swimmers of the imminent danger. Modest, Tilly would later give all the credit to her teacher who had the good idea to tell his students about the Hawaiian tsunami of 1946.

By a timely and swift action in the nick of time, she had saved a 100 lives in the tsunami that killed scores of people in Phuket and nearby resorts in Thailand and other regions in the Indian Ocean.

In fact, nearly 230,000 people died in the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, making it one of the deadliest disasters in modern history.

At the official tsunami commemorations on the first anniversary of the tsunami, held at Khao Lak, Thailand, on 26 December 2005. She was given the honour of reading a poem to thousands of spectators that included many bereaved relatives.

Today, her story is incorporated into many teaching resources for kids about Survival Knowledge & Skills related to NATURAL (and man-made) disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis AND how to stay safe.

“Tilly’s story tells us about the importance of teaching young people about natural hazards”  said Ex-US President Bill Clinton & UN tsunami envoy (2005). “I think it’s really important for all kids to know about tsunamis and other type of natural hazards”, he added.

The former US President went on to say that : “Tilly’s story tells us about the importance of teaching young people about natural hazards. “All children should be taught Disaster Reduction, so they know what to do when natural hazards strike”. Tilly’s story is a simple reminder that education can make a difference between life and death,” he concluded.

The UN’s director of international strategy for disaster reduction Salvano Briceño said it was important to the know the actions necessary to reduce the risks of natural disasters.

“Many children have learned to live with natural hazards in countries such as Japan, Cuba, Iran and Bangladesh. “Everybody should have this basic knowledge,” he added.



Not to worry ! in this PowerPoint Slides Presentation, you’ll find all you need to teach your kids and teens how to prepare for the possible reality ahead.

The Presentation discusses all the survival skills as listed above and more.

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Parents of successful kids help them develop a sense of survival and situational awareness.

And the best time to instill this sense is right from an early age i.e. Catch them young!


Remember that your kids will make mistakes, both at school and at home. You want them to persevere and learn from these setbacks rather than letting them sulk in the shadow of their errors.

In these PowerPoint Slides, I have also written simple techniques on developing self-confidence in children and giving them the opportunity to make mistakes and accept their lessons with positivity.

This is the best time to ingrain these life skills in your child, not when they’ve turned 25. Then, it would be an uphill task, if not too late.

But now, it’s like having your child learn how to speak — it becomes an easy, natural process.

Get all the knowledge you need to prepare your kids for life.

Instilling survival skills in your kids through family fun-time.

Did you know that the best avenue for kids to learn is through playful activities?

This PowerPoint Presentation teaches you how to create the right environment that fosters learning for your lovely kids. It invites you and your entire family to become active participants in your child’s survival skill learning process.


Whether it’s finding shelter while hiking, staying hidden when they observe strange movements, or applying first aid to an injury, this Presentation covers all you need to develop the child you’ll be proud of in the future.

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You can choose what skill to be learned with your kids. The content is fun, easy-to-read, and illustrated for young readers to understand and apply.

However, parents/guardians, teachers, and other careers can also harness the information on this PowerPoint Presentation to develop their creativity in dealing with children.

A successful child isn’t made out of luck; A successful child is one prepared for every situation. And a successful child is the pride of every parent. 

Give your kids the knowledge & tools they need to survive in this unpredictable world.

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