Category: Boundary Setting

How to Make Family Gatherings Great Instead of Awful

Some families are easy. Everyone finds it easy to get along, easy to have fun doing things together, and easy to work out problems. Unfortunately, I don’t know any families like that, but theoretically, they must exist. A family gathering or reunion might be with your family of origin – or it might be with […]


STOP THE BUS! Bullying of Older Bus Monitor Shows What Needs To Change

Watching the video of school bus monitor Karen Klein being cruelly bullied by four boys makes me want to stand up and shout, ‘STOP THE BUS!’ Parents and teachers need to teach kids how to recognize destructive behavior, resist peer pressure, speak up when they see someone acting unsafely, and get help. School staff, including bus monitors and playground supervisors, need training and support to stop kids from engaging in bullying of anyone in the moment.


Teenpower Boundaries for People You Know

If you are under 18 in the United States, you are not legally an adult. This means that you have less legal rights than adults do about what is and is not your choice. However, you do have many legal protections for your safety and you do have many choices.


Five Communication Strategies I Already Know – But Forget to Use

In Kidpower, we have found that knowing something is not the same as being able to do it. This is why we encourage Positive Practice, so that people are successful in using skills in contexts that are relevant to their lives.  It’s also why we address issues that get in the way, such as emotional […]


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