Most of us know a family with a child with a disability, and I encourage you to share some exciting and important news about a landmark policy from the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) that can help keep these vulnerable kids safe. Sadly, children with disabilities are at far greater risk of maltreatment, such as bullying, sexual […]
Halloween times have changed since I was a child roaming the neighborhood freely to trick or treat. And kids can still have fun if we remember to make a Halloween safety plan and to prepare older kids with knowledge and skills before letting them go trick or treating on their own.
Recently, a worried grandmother contacted Kidpower, convinced her very young granddaughter was being sexually abused, and asking for help. She gave no other information, not even a phone number. We responded immediately, recommending immediate action she could take. Child abuse is a crime and it takes someone who has the right kind of skills to […]
Let me share with you a personal story on this hot button issue. Many of you know that the inspiration for starting Kidpower happened in 1985, when I protected a group of young children, including my own two, from a man who was threatening to kidnap them. One life-changing action I did after this was […]
October is Bullying Prevention Month. Let’s work together. At a recent meeting, a 60-year old man told me, “I feel guilty about the ways I treated my younger cousin. I would laugh at him and leave him out of our games – and other kids in my family followed my lead. I wish I could […]