Medical science has proven that we can teach our immune system how to deal with a nasty bug BEFORE the real bug infects us.
This saves MILLIONS of lives every year. It’s one of the reasons so many people are on Earth today.
There is another kind of vaccination we can get, and it doesn’t involve a needle, only words.
It’s a psychological vaccination, and this sort of thing has been known for centuries.
And you can do it yourself. Here’s how.
First, think of the bad thing you want to teach your kids about, like a house fire.
Then talk about it. Act it out. Use pictures if your child is small, or go visit a fire station and talk to a firefighter if they like field trips. The whole point of the exercise is that you are preparing your child for an event that you hope never happens.
Except it does, all too often.
There is lots of proof that the people who have been “inoculated” for a particular emergency do better than those that aren’t prepared.
People who aren’t prepared tend to have more injuries, suffer more in the long term, and are more likely to perish.
What about our daughters?
There’s a kind of emergency that happens to them far more often than it happens to boys. There are “emergencies” that they can experience even as young women, whether they are on a date, in university, or trying to get a better job within their company.
It’s time to start creating a program that teaches our young ladies, ahead of time, what to do when they come up against harassment, exploitation, and glass ceilings. It’s time to give them options now, before they are surprised.
We’re talking about reducing pain, enhancing recovery, and improving their survival.
Aren’t they worth it? Yes, they are. So, mothers, dads, relatives, prepare your psychological syringes and get to work.
It’s time to play doctor – for real.