1. A Wall of Positivity
We try and surround out home with positive and encouraging words. The world outside will do everything they can to try and tear your family down. Make a point to make the home a safe place for your kids, where they are going to feel encouraged. Tell them 5 encouraging/complementary things each day in your home.
2. A Wall of Prayer
Pray, it can not be said enough. Prayer is powerful. Daily pray for your family, their safety, their emotional well being. Prayer will surround your house and make it a safe place.
3. Full of as much "YES" as possibleWe hear "NO" so much. Kids, even more so (especially mischievous toddlers, but I wouldn't know anything about that). I want my kids to feel like they can ask and do things in their home. Obviously safety, health and well being comes first (no, you may not have ANOTHER cookie followed by tears is common in our home right now). However, where is the harm in allowing your child to pick out their clothes (weather appropriate)? So what, if you teen want's to paint their room black? I think there is a phrase called "picking your battles". I fully believe that when you say yes, it makes your kids feel valued, and gives them courage, to talk to you about more stuff. Making it a safe place for them to share with you as they grow up.
4. Physically SafeThis is as simple for us as making sure doors, cars etc are locked up tight for the night time. Making sure that smoke alarms are functional, and that things are turned off. Keeping things picked up off the floor means not tripping over them with attempting to warm milk at 4am. It's the little things that keep you safe. For families with little ones, it means baby proofing, and making sure there is nothing harmful with in your kids reach.
All of this helps give me peace of mind and helps me feel safe in my home, my fortress. What do you do to make your home feel safe?