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What to Do When Your Adult Children Refuse to Prep

• Organic Prepper - Chloe Morgan

It's the same old conversation again. You know the one I'm talking about. That one you have with your adult kids (often in their 20s and 30s) about how they need to start prepping. How they really should have a little extra food in the pantry, a little water set aside, and for heaven's sake, if they can afford it, that emergency fund would be a lifesaver.

And yet, the conversation ends how it always ends. An eye roll, a flippant comment about how the world isn't ending and everything is fine and that you're being "crazy" or "overdramatic."

Sound familiar? If you have adult kids or even anyone in your life who takes a similar stance, you know how insanely frustrating these conversations can be. To you, it's common sense. Why wouldn't you prep, because, after all, you never know what will happen?

Sometimes it's all about the stigma

I'll be honest, I've been on the eye-rolling side of this conversation many time. Just ask my mom, Daisy. I think a large part of it has to do with the stigma. When the general public hears words like "prepping" or "preppers" or "preparedness," they're not picturing what the everyday modern version is. They're picturing gas-mask-wearing bunker-dwelling survivalists, they imagine scenarios like the 90's movie Blast from the Past or that TV show Doomsday Preppers.

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