Category: Foundation of Personal 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 […]


5 Actions Adults Can Take NOW to Protect Kids From Bullying

Bullying Prevention Expert and Kidpower Leader, Irene van der Zande, calls for adults to turn anxiety nto positive action to stop bullying. Here are five practical and positive actions adults can start immediately to turn the tide of bullying and help create schools, neighborhoods and communities of caring, respect and safety for all of their members.


We Each Have Our OWN Kind of Beauty

Recently, I was talking with a dear friend of my family about getting old. “The biggest thing I really don’t like,” he said with a wry smile, “is when I catch a glimpse of myself in the mirror, and I wonder, ‘Who IS that ugly old man?’” I told my friend what we tell our […]


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