Category: Children and Youth

Fortune and Fame – or Halls of Shame?

What does it take to protect child entertainers from abuse? Once again, we see news headlines leaving us with troubling questions about the way that the exploitation of young people has been accepted and overlooked in the film industry. This time, actor Michael Egan is accusing well-known entertainment executives Bryan Singer, Garth Ancier, Gary W. […]


How “Stranger Danger” Hurts Kids

After a “Stranger Danger” lesson in her kindergarten class, a little girl sat down with her crayons and a big piece of paper. On one side of her drawing, there was a small child being grabbed by a big man, and on the other side, there were two stick-figures waving their arms with tears pouring […]


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.


Kidpower Trash Can For Throwing Away Hurting Words

How to use and teach he Kidpower Trash Can Technique to help people of all ages stop taking in hurtful words and replace them with kind words instead.


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