There are a few things that you can say for sure about accidents and situations. Some of them you can avoid and prevent. Others you cannot. Some incidents and consequences are things that happen regardless of your intentions. Others are ones that you can stay away from as long as you prepare. So for as much of your circle of influence as you can contain within your decisions to prevent trouble with your family, you should do everything possible.
Think of some basic techniques for this prevention to occur. You hear about car accidents every day. You may have been involved in some in the past. Chances are very likely that you could have done something to avoid them as much as possible. Keep that in mind especially when your family is traveling with you. Credit card debt is entirely avoidable. Do everything that you can to keep yourself and your family members out of that spiral. And, there is an unfortunate tendency for chaos to develop during family emergencies. If you had done a little bit of planning in advance, this event might have occurred in a much more orderly manner.
At all times and in all cases, you should drive defensively. Give people around you plenty of room to make mistakes on the road. Don’t tailgate. Even if you want to go faster, giving the person ahead of you enough room to break safely can mean the difference between ending up in a car accident or not. Some people have issues with road rage. If you feel like you fit in this category, make sure to keep techniques in your back pocket to ensure that you don’t overreact to a situation on the road.
Credit Card Debt
There is also the matter of credit card debt. It may feel like an accident that someone in your family suddenly has crushing debt. But the fact is, the only way you get there is by having bad credit card habits. You should make sure that you only put on credit what you can afford to pay for at the end of the month. If you are responsible for other people in your household, you need to make sure that they understand this relationship between money and debt as well.
Chaos During Emergencies
Finally, there is the matter of chaos during emergencies. Do you have an emergency plan if your house catches on fire? Does everyone know what to do if a tornado or other inclement weather is coming through? It’s usually a straightforward and easy discussion to have with family members so that everyone knows what to do in the case of any possible emergency at home. The worst thing you could do is not talk about this and not have a plan ahead of time, in which case the situation can devolve into a panic.