One of your top priorities is always going to be protecting your family. And you’re going to want to protect them against everything in the world. It is not an easy task or even one that makes sense if you are trying to protect people who don’t want to be protected or need to figure out how to do it on their own. But regardless, especially when it comes to something like protecting young children against environmental risks, that’s something that you can do as an adult.
So what are a few circumstances or situations that can illustrate your need to protect your family members? If you are in a vehicle on the road, you need to protect them against other bad drivers or severe driving conditions. At the grocery store, you need to protect your family against environmental risks such as food that may be contaminated or anything that you could buy at the store that might harm them, internally or externally. And then there are toxic environments that you should avoid with your family whenever possible. In other words, if you know a certain location is polluted, stay as far away from it as possible.
On the Road
To protect your family on the road, you should make sure that you stay away from any road rage behaviors yourself, and you should also drive defensively at all times. If all you do on the road are those two actions, then you are 90% safer then all of the other people out there in their vehicles who fly off the handle when they are stressed out or drive with all of their distractions surrounding them. If you assume that all of the other people on the road are crazy drivers, then you will operate in a way that will protect your family from unnecessary accidents.
At the Grocery Store
How often do we hear about recalls at grocery stores? Pretty regularly, right? Because of this, if you’re trying to protect your family from environmental circumstances, you have to pay attention to these recalls. Figure out which companies have more recalls than others, and avoid those brands or avoid those foods. Also, grocery stores are known for putting food that’s bad for you in your way using drastic advertising techniques, and rewarding yourself with high fat or high sugar food is one way to destroy your health and the health of the family members around you.
If possible, keep your family away from toxic environments. If you think about the most polluted cities in the world, then you know that the people that live and work there are suffering because of the location. If you have any choice in the matter at all, stay away from living or working in these polluted environments, and make sure that you’re doing everything that you can to stay away from airborne toxins or other materials in an environment that might make you sick.
*This article was contributed.