Category: Adult Leadership

Teaching kids about safety without scaring them – Recap & Transcript of the “Children Don’t Need Our Fear” coaching conference call

Notes and audio from our Problems Into Practice Coaching Call about how to How to use Kidpower’s Positive Practice Method to address different issues in ways that reduce anxiety, increase confidence, and develop competence in taking charge of emotional and physical safety.


Protecting Young People from Prejudice – Recording & Recap of our “Turning Problems into Practices” Coaching Conference Call

Our free “Turning Problems into Practices” coaching conference call last month with Kidpower’s executive director and founder, Irene van der Zande, about “Dealing with and Protecting Young People from Prejudice,” touched on a broad range of situations and issues! Thank you to all of the participants! Before we get to the details about that call I want […]


New Kidpower Protection Promise Posters for International Child Protection Month this September

Last September, I made the Kidpower Protection Promise to many young friends as part of my personal commitment to our first International Child Protection Month. I took the hands of one six-year-old, who we’ll call Molly, and started, “You are VERY important to me!.” “I know that,”  Molly nodded and smiled. “And if you have a […]


Summer Safety: Recording & Recap of our “Turning Problems into Practices” Coaching Call

A recap and recording of Kidpower’s “Summer Safety” Coaching call, held June 1, 2015. Read a summary transcript with links to all of the recommended resources and listen to a recording of the call. Parents and professionals called in to talk with Irene van der Zande who helped turn their concerns about safety for kids in summer camp, recreation and travel situations into step-by-step practices to help kids build confidence and skills for taking charge of their own well-being.


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