Please join me in congratulating my father, Raim Regelson, on his 90th birthday today! This photo, taken at a Kidpower conference when he was 75, captures my father’s powerful fighting spirit. And at age 90, Raim’s enormous energy, exuberant joy in life, courage, passion for making our world a better place, deep connection to nature, […]
Recently, I had the joy of watching twelve empowered girls ages 6-11 perform a play that they had all contributed to creating. As part of the play, they used their Kidpower skills to say “Stop” to a corporation that was trying to convince them they needed toxic and expensive beauty products to be happy. Allison […]
Teachers have an incredible impact on the emotional and physical safety of kids for many of their waking hours, and making a special gift at year’s end is a way to express your appreciation for the role a teacher has played in your child’s and your family’s life. Meaningful gifts do not have to be […]
Keeping kids safe is a grown-up job. Coaching kids to develop their own age-appropriate real-world and virtual-world safety skills is also a grown-up job. Most adults know this, but many also say they want more skills and greater confidence to provide this kind of everyday safety leadership with ease. Kidpower can meet this need, and […]
The announcement below from a principal to her school community last week shows the importance of the kinds of skills that Kidpower teaches including Stay Aware, Think First, Move Away, and Get Help. The fact that the first girl was almost tricked into going to this man’s car is an urgent reminder that all kids […]
15-year-old Audrie Potts from Saratoga, California, took her life after expressing her despair online about being sexually assaulted and cyber-bullied. Her parents only found these messages when searching for reasons after her death. According to some estimates, teens spend half their lives online. These electronic worlds are too dangerous for our kids to live in without the knowledge and guidance of the adults who love them.
Too many times, adults don’t discover online messages about cyber-bullying, parties with heavy drinking, or warning signs of despair or violence until after something terrible has happened, when the opportunity to take protective action is gone.