Peace and Joy!

Peace. love, and joy!

If only the holidays could just mean sharing happy experiences, connecting with caring communities, eating chocolate without feeling guilty, decorating and cooking without perfection, doing exciting things without hurry or worry, giving and receiving gifts without pressure, and enjoying family without anybody getting mad at anybody!

Just in case, though, the following Kidpower articles can help you and your family have more fun and fewer problems during this special time of year.

Holiday Family Safety Plan for Going Out in Public

Holiday Power: Taking Charge of Emotional Safety During the Holidays

Holiday Boundaries: Protecting Children’s Emotional Safety and Helping Others Do the Same

Advocating With Family Members for Your Kids

How to Make Family Gatherings Great Instead of Awful

No Forced Kisses for Your Kids: A Holiday Safety Tip for Families

Seven Emotional Safety Techniques

If there is an issue we didn’t address here, please let us know. It’s probably an issue that others need help with as well. We can protect your privacy while sharing how to prevent and solve problems by using Kidpower strategies and skills.

Kidpower Founder and Executive Irene van der Zande is a master at teaching safety through stories and practices and at inspiring others to do the same. Her child protection and personal safety expertise has been featured by USA Today, CNN, Today Moms, the LA Times, and The Wall Street Journal. Publications include: cartoon-illustrated Kidpower Safety Comics and Kidpower Teaching Books curriculum; Bullying: What Adults Need to Know and Do to Keep Kids Safe; the Relationship Safety Skills Handbook for Teens and Adults; Earliest Teachable Moment: Personal Safety for Babies, Toddlers, and Preschoolers; and The Kidpower Book for Caring Adults: Personal Safety, Self-Protection, Confidence, and Advocacy for Young People.

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