Note: Abby Bleistein is a primary care physician board certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. She is also a Kidpower Board member. In this article, Dr. Bleistein describes how she uses the Kidpower skills of protecting ourselves from hurting words to combat negative self-talk. I often have patients come to me for advice on losing [...]
Category: Emotional Safety
Our best lessons often come from our students. During a workshop for young adults with developmental delays, a large heavy-set young man, Lester, said very sadly and earnestly, “But, Irene, I AM fat and ugly! What good words can I say to myself about THAT?” “Lester, when you look at the moon,” I said, “It [...]
My sister Elaine Regelson is a scientist and a management mentor to many. She uses the word “Magic” to describe actions that can have substantially more impact than the effort put into doing them. Here are Elaine’s “Five Magics” that can help each of us to create plans that have a good chance of success [...]
Kidpower’s vision of working together to create cultures of caring, respect, and safety for everyone, everywhere is a lofty goal that is often challenging to make real in our daily lives. Here some resources that can help.