Category: Emotional Safety

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 […]


Jerry Sandusky: Betrayer of Children’s Love and Trust – 5 Ways To Protect Kids

Like many sexual predators, Jerry Sandusky, the former football coach who was recently convicted of child abuse, developed strong relationships of love and trust with his victims before molesting them. The stories told by his victims sound chillingly similar to the stories we hear from adult survivors of sexual abuse in our classes. “He was […]


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.


“Mean” Adults?? – Five Kidpower Skills to Address Adult-to-Adult Bullying

We receive complaints from all over the world about adults being bullied by other adults. Here are just a few of countless examples: “My colleague scowls when I come into our office and tries to sabotage any idea I come up with by making up stories about me.” “My boss speaks to me in a […]


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