Category: Boundary Setting

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 […]

Use Email with Care and Wisdom

Kidpower’s vision is to work together to build cultures of caring, respect, and safety for everyone. The purpose of this article is to share some of the practices that our organization has found helpful in ensuring that email communications build positive relationships rather than turning into misunderstandings that can be devastating. Where would we be […]

Staying Safe While Helping Others

“Wait! Please help me!” a woman called to me as she hurried across the secluded parking lot, struggling to carry her baby in an infant car seat. Darkness had fallen, and the lot was almost empty, though two other families of people I knew were close by and loading into their cars. Park rangers would […]

Caring Men Who Say Women Are Weaker

Reader’s Question: As a woman, I know first-hand the confidence and awareness I carry with me everywhere I go thanks to the training I had with you. The problem is that many of my friends don’t understand. One man keeps telling his girl friend that she just isn’t as strong as a man and she agrees […]

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