Category: Adult Leadership

Be Safety Nets, Parachutes, and Guides – Not Smothering Blankets

The real problem is NOT appropriate protection but mistaken, confusing, and inconsistent protection leading to anxiety and knee-jerk reactions that do not make anyone safer. Yes, we need to be tolerant of reasonable risks instead of smothering kids by wrapping them in so many blankets that they cannot move.
At the same time, it is irresponsible to abandon kids to fate without adequate preparation and knowledge about how the world works.


7 Keys for Teaching Safety Skills To Everyone, Everywhere

In the past quarter century of teaching safety skills, we at Kidpower have learned that HOW we teach is as important as WHAT we teach. Our following 7 Keys can make a big difference in motivating people to want to learn about safety and in preparing them to use these skills in daily life. Stay […]


Protecting Kids from Suicidal Thoughts

Protecting kids from suicidal thoughts Most people including kids have times when they feel very down and can’t see how things can get better. A few feel this so deeply that they think about, or act to end their life. Young people have a lot going on in their lives: managing increasingly complex relationships including […]


When Disaster Strikes: Safety Comes From Inside Ourselves

An earthquake, fire, flood, or tornado devastates a community.  A young man shoots up a movie theater, a school, or an army base. An arsonist sets off a forest fire. A loved one is suddenly hit by a car or dies of a heart attack.  Terrorists set off a bomb or fly airplanes into buildings.  […]


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